Your Rating and Overall Opinion of The Shadow of the Wind

Discuss the January 2013 book of the month "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

How do you rate The Shadow of the Wind?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
No votes
2 stars - fair, okay
3 stars - good, recommend it
4 stars - excellent, amazing
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Re: Your Rating and Overall Opinion of The Shadow of the Win

Post by lbradley18 » 04 Dec 2013, 00:02

I thought I was a great book a little slow in the very beginning but the end was spectacular.

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Post by gali » 04 Dec 2013, 02:19

I really loved this book.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by AnaF » 01 Mar 2014, 05:36

Loved loved love this book! It was my favorite read of 2013.

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Post by kismoody » 01 Mar 2014, 14:39

My favorite part of this book was the originality. When I was looking for a book that wasn't a textbook mystery. The mix of madness and mystery was intriguing. This was the first one of his I've read in English, so I can't really compare it well to the others, but in general, I usually like his. His aren't as fast-paced as some, but his writing and style make up for it.

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Post by thankyou » 12 Mar 2014, 02:16

It is an amazing book and I would definitely recommend it.

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Post by Tayla » 21 Mar 2014, 15:41

This was amazing. It was a wonderful read. I loved it!

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Post by Jen319164 » 22 Mar 2014, 11:16

It was interesting but i can't really enjoy a book about a book

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Post by wendyj » 12 Apr 2014, 17:33

I read this a long time ago and decided to go back and read it again. Great book. I may even read it a third time.

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Post by damla » 27 Apr 2014, 21:35

My next in line

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Post by tracy19 » 30 May 2014, 08:49

Was a good book.

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Post by lizj97 » 28 Oct 2014, 18:31

I read this book a long time ago but now I look forward to rereading it since I like to do that with books that I really liked. Thank you everyone for sharing your opinions on this book with the group.

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Post by Skillian » 26 Nov 2014, 02:08

The writing was beautiful and I felt captivated. I also am a sucker for hidden book secrets etc being tied into a novel. I ended up seeking out his other works, but I didn't find them to be nearly as good. It has been a year or so since I read it.. right now without it being fresh I say a 3 out of 4.. but when I first finished it... I was like woa. Who knows... if it is still with me in another year I might switch that to a 4 out of 4.
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Post by aaa1234 » 19 Jan 2015, 08:36

The setting of Barcelona in 1945 is very interesting as it is after The Spanish Civil War. The characters are interesting and mysterious which adds yet another dimension to the book. I would recommend this book to anybody interested in history or anything of that sort.

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I love the title of the book. It is very interesting and compelling. Though I have not read the book as of yet but wish to start as soon as possible.

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Post by aaa123 » 24 Jan 2015, 14:21

Awesome book.

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Post by Noeld » 25 Jan 2015, 12:00

I haven't read it yet, but it sounds like a great book that I will have to pick up soon.

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