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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Jul 27, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: biblioteca-de-providencia
Recommended to Jan by: a professor that hated it, to prove his point
Recommended for: teens, people who liked Agatha Christie when growing up
Read from July 26 to 27, 2010

Well, for those wondering about the prose and language used in this book, a quick note: I read it in Spanish and I think something (but not a lot) can be lost in translation.
On the other hand, no, it's not a great book. As somebody said before, it's fun but full of clichés and "I knew it!" moments that ruin the drama If you are good at picking up seemingly random clues.

I really hate when I can tell how everything is going to end two thirds off the book and here is why: it's pretty cinematographic with very detailed information and lots of "little things" flying around that the author needed to be tied up in the end, which, by the way, I HATED.

I can't relate to this practice to close everything up giving the reader no opportunity whatsoever to wonder, ponder, smile and happily move on.

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