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)

486 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction historical literary mystery adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

Barcelona, 1945--just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowe...

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Community Reviews Summary of 26,064 reviews

Moods

mysterious 92%
adventurous 63%
dark 62%
emotional 50%
tense 40%
reflective 25%
sad 25%
challenging 13%
funny 11%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 10%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 22% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.23

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