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I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory.
It’s just a shame that it falls some way short of azfon potential. View all 41 comments. The writing is absolutely gorgeous. But no novel is perfect; my issues are these: Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget — we will return.
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How is this possible? Nor could the calros it would have on him and his father’s life be calculated. It’s a story about Tangled Characters and Fates. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Get to Know Us. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Every time the word shadow was used I considered its illusion of carlos ruiz zafon umbra vantului. They are too bland even to hate — unlike the book itself, which I loathed.
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The prisoner of heaven Shadows are everywhere, and things lurk in them, be sure of that. I actually don’t have a problem with this in theory.
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The Shadow of the Wind
Though the plot isn’t super strong, there is a mysterious and magical quality to the book that propels you through it, page after page. I looked at that man whom I had once imagined almost invincible; he now seemed fragile, defeated without knowing it.
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View all vantuluk comments. For the first time, I realized my father was growing old. Buy it new, breathe in the perfume of those pages, tell your friends and family you’re going to be busy for a few days and disappear into it.
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Narrated by a young Daniel Sempere, it chronicles his transformation from a child to a young man in a Francoist post-war Spain, his loves and obsessions, his brushes with the world of mysteries and reality – both of these zzfon equally dangerous and fascinating.