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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Jan 02, 2011

it was amazing
Read from August 29, 2010 to January 02, 2011

I don't give many things including books 5 stars and I almost gave this book 4 stars, but I think it really deserves that 5th star. I have been reading this book off and on for a LONG time. I'm not exactly sure why I inched through it because it is such an amazing book. A great concept and execution. I tend to underline amazing quotes in a book and this one has A LOT. The characters are fascinating and the ending was pretty great and most endings are not that great. The book to me is a cross between a VC Andrews story and the movie the Usual Suspects. Well now that I finished it I wouldn't say that now. That only captures part of the book. It really is a heart felt book that has Barcelona almost as a character in itself and a book written by a bibliophile himself. This is one I will probably either reread or at least thumb through many times. It will be on my shelf hopefully as long as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books itself. P.S. I really think that a movie should be made from this book and I'm thinking it could only be directed by Guillermo del Toro. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has said this so hopefully if enough people say it, then it may happen. I can only hope.

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Adelynne I loved this book.

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