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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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May 31, 2012

it was amazing
Read from September 14 to 15, 2012

This is poetic book. The story is full of mysterious events and characters and unfolds over 15 years or so. It is set in Barcelona, in a area(the Ravel) where I lived in a shady apartment for 10 momentous days myself. The weaving of the familiar streets and monuments made this particular engaging, as I had sat at the bus stops, walked the streets, explored the churches that the protagonist moves through. It is a book about writers, writing, and the power of story: a theme close to my heart, being a writer and avid reader. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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