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 emotional mysterious reflective fast-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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Moods

mysterious 92%
dark 65%
adventurous 56%
emotional 46%
tense 37%
reflective 24%
sad 20%
challenging 12%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 9%
funny 8%
lighthearted 2%
informative 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 35%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 27% | Plot: 27%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.18