THE SHADOW OF THE WIND tells the story of a boy who becomes a man. But in order to find himself, Daniel must first discover the mystery behind JulianTHE SHADOW OF THE WIND tells the story of a boy who becomes a man. But in order to find himself, Daniel must first discover the mystery behind Julian Carax, the author of Daniel's favorite book, The Shadow of the Wind. As Daniel searches for clues to who Julian Carax was, he finds himself spiraling deeper and deeper into a tragic tale that started some twenty years prior.
The more I read of this book, the more intrigued I became. People tied together in ways that I hadn't imagined. The story unfolded in complex turns of plot. The translation was beautifully written. My only complaint was the frequent use of flashbacks to tell the mystery behind Julian Carax....more
I haven't fully formulated what I think of this book. I enjoyed most of it. Certain parts of it I had to skim through because it just seemed3.5 stars.
I haven't fully formulated what I think of this book. I enjoyed most of it. Certain parts of it I had to skim through because it just seemed repetitive. Mostly though I thought the story was pretty interesting. A family of women is cursed because an ancestor wouldn't marry one of the fae. Too bad he was vengeful. Now we're in the 21st century and Lucinda Scarborough has to do three seemingly impossible things in order to break the curse or else she'll go mad and the curse will move on to her daughter.
The writing was pretty good, the story solid. The interaction between characters was maybe what I enjoyed most in this story. The tasks that the Scarborough girls had to complete to break the curse were also well thought out. It was fun trying to think of solutions right along with Lucinda and her family....more