Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves When I don't know how to start a review, I usually go with "I liked this book. This book was ok." and so on. I am going to start in a similar fashion, but please imagine the next proposition spoken in a tone of awe, while the said speaker melts away with happiness.

I loved this book.

I will try to reinforce that one more time, E.L. James style.

I. Loved. This. Book.

Are we clear?

Yes we are.

The characters, the plot, the writing, the everything, it was jut beautifully put together, flawlessly told. One thing I would've loved would've been to hear this story told orally, by an old man. Don't ask me why. I'm weird that way.

The first thing that I felt with this book was how beautifully it is written. I've read enough in my life to appreciate good writing and even though I read some reviews about this book that told the future readers that this is not a good book and it's boring and the writing is awful, I personally strongly disagree. It's almost like a river. There's nothing stopping this writing. I'm just trying to envision how a person can write so flawlessly, create such beautiful imagery of people and places. Barcelona was simply but efficiently described, the characters were at every pace giving off more and more traits and this was continuous throughout the book, not just in the first part, as it happens with some other works.

I can't even express how happy I am this book was recommended to me by a classmate. A beautiful surprise she made me.

Take time and enjoy Zafon's work. It's worth it.

And if it's not, you can sue me, hell, I'll stick to my beliefs.