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Synopsis: At dawn one morning in 1945, a young boy is taken by his father to a mysterious house deep in the heart of the old city: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There, Daniel Sempere finds a cursed book that will change the course of his life and will lead him to a labyrinth of secrets buried in the soul of the city. “La Sombra del Viento” is a literary mystery set in Barcelona. It is a combination of intrigue, and historical novel, but it is, above all, a historical tragedy of love that echoes through time. With great narrative force, the author interwines plots and enigmas in an unforgettable book about the secrets of the heart and the magic of books, maintaing the intrigue until the last and final sentence.
'If you thought the gothic novel died with the 19th century, this will change your mind. In Zafón's hands, every scene seems to come from an early Orson Wells movie. One gorgeous read.' STEPHEN KING
'For the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust off the old superlatives and even to employ some particularly vulgar cliches from the repetoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. 'The Shadow of the Wind' is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down. Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life.' DAILY TELEGRAPH