The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Shadow of the Wind

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1

Carlos Ruiz Zafón with Lucia Graves (Translator)

fiction historical literary mystery adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

512 pages | first published 2001

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show.--The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an...
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Summary of 19434 reviews

Moods

mysterious 92%
adventurous 63%
dark 63%
emotional 50%
tense 38%
reflective 25%
sad 24%
challenging 12%
funny 11%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 10%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 28%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Plot: 21% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.23

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