Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

pleased to hear you liked it heather.I keep putting it down in favour of other books. But perhaps your enthusiasm will encourage me to pick it up again

alison said...

didn't mean to be anonymous...alison

KT Lindsay said...

Ooo! I've been meaning to read this for ages. Thanks for reviewing it! X

Mum said...

I too have read this book and enjoyed it.