This is a book about a book and it author. It has romance and mystery and is a good read. It takes a while to get in to but I started it on a Sunday afternoon sat on the veranda and read the first 100 pages in one go so I was hooked. My only problem is that sometimes I have a 3 second memory when it comes to books and do not notice the small subtle hints, or completely forget the relevance of things and have to keep flicking back to where they were previously mentioned. However I thought it was a great story and very well translated. Having visited Barcelona a few years ago I was able to picture the setting well and think of all the Gothic streets Danial was running down.
The book is told through the eyes of Danial a teenager who comes across a book called The Shadow of the Wind, intrigued by the book and its unknown author he starts an adventure with many twists and turns wondering how will it end.