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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Before I begin, I must say that book reviews these days give me a major pain. Book review. Where’s the damn review? All they do is tell you the plot. That is not a review, it is a blurb. What’s wrong with everyone?!? Sigh…

Okay, first off, if you think I’m going to tell you what this is about, dream on. Obviously you didn’t read the intro. So, what did I think of this one? Well, it was a good read, some interesting insights, some interesting history, some good characters and ideas… overall the key word appears to be “good.” I would only qualify that by saying “a good read.” Which means that it made for many happy subway rides. Nothing life-changing or deep, but sometimes that’s a good thing.

I really did love one of the characters–Fermìn. He was fabulous. One of those characters you wish you knew.

I’d like to understand what it was that kept me at a distance, though. I can’t quite figure that out.

Here’s a couple of mini interviews: here and scroll down a bit for this one.

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