Despite what the story lacks in plot, there is a beautiful relationship between two teens who connect over poems of Neruda, novels like Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Shadow of the Wind
(Penguin, 2005), and their ever-witty banter.
The Shadow of the Wind
is a story of literature, mystery, thriller, love, friendship, and so many other genres.
In the intervening years, Zafon (who also has a home in his native Barcelona) has become best known for his three (and counting) adult novels, worldwide mega-sellers The Shadow of the Wind
, The Angel's Game and The Prisoner of Heaven.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon's bestselling novel The Shadow of the Wind
included the unforgettable Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which is one of the most eerie and incredible spaces created in literature.
BACK in 2004, the English translation of The Shadow of the Wind
We had great days out with horses like Creux Noir, trained on the Curragh by Dermot Weld; Shadow Of The Wind
, a horse we had with Henry de Bromhead; and Madam Leader, trained by Willie Mullins.
Ruiz Zafon's international fame rests on his adult novel The Shadow of the Wind
, and probably accounts for the recent translation into English of his earlier publications, the thrilling adventure stories The Prince of Mist and The Midnight Palace.
CAT HARVEY Real Radio DJ Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon "This is a book that really had me gripped.
The latest undoubtedly falls into this category, though the ripple of envy it's provoked isn't necessarily about the ingeniousness of the idea - as with the Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter - nor its delivery, as per The Book Thief or Shadow of The Wind
Elaine's Top Five books 1: Emma by Jane Austen 2: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 3: Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope 4: Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 5: Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Zafon
The five-year wait for the follow-up to The Shadow Of The Wind
has been worth it.
BOUBLIL: I'm reading an extraordinary Spanish novel, The Shadow of the Wind
, which is as exciting and baroque as The Phantom of the Opera.