Comment: Shadow of the Wind
is a complex and sometimes long winded novel (480 pages) that has
drawn comparisons to books such as The Name
of the Rose and Foucault's
Pendulum. It combines elements of romance, mystery
and crime into one big paella of a book, whilst also exploring many
aspects of love - the love of a good book, the love of parents for
their children, of unrequited, unspoken and rejected love and of
Set in Barcelona in the 1950s, it tells the story of 18 year-old Daniel Sempre, who finds a mysterious book in an equally mysterious library, by a little known author, Julian Carax. So enamored is he of the author that he sets out to find out more about him and track down ...
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