The Shadow of the WindBook - 2005
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CRRL_JoyOToole May 25, 2017
After losing his mother, Daniel comforts himself with a mysterious book by Julián Carax. When Daniel seeks to read more, he discovers that someone is systematically destroying the author's books.
CRRL_JoyOToole Dec 12, 2015
Daniel finds a book in a rare book library, but when he attempts to find more books by that author, he discovers that someone is destroying copies of the books before Daniel can get them.
A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written. (catalog description)
After the death of his mother, Daniel Sempere finds solace in very few things. There is one book, however, that brings him comfort. It is called The Shadow of the Wind and is written by an author named Julian Carax. When Daniel begins to search for other books by Carak, he discovers, to his horro... Read More »
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A young boy is shown a secret sanctuary for forgotten books by his father. He finds a captivating book that he cannot put down. Once finished he is determined to read other books the author has written. But someone is burning every book he ever wrote. Daniel is determined to uncover the mystery behind the book and sets off on a journey that will bring new friends, danger, romance and adventure. Join Daniel as he discovers what really happened to Julian Carax.
In a Barcelona that is still recovering from the Spanish Civil War, a boy named Daniel becomes entranced by a book named The Shadow of the Wind written by an obscure author named Julian Carax. However, as he rabidly searches for more of his books, he comes to discover that someone is systematically destroying every book written by Carax. The identity of this mysterious author lies at the heart of a tale filled with such intrigue, murder, heartbreak, and madness. Daniel realizes that someone is willing to go to any lengths to keep it hidden, and he is prepared to go to the same lengths to uncover the truth.
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There are so many things in this book I would like to remember, like this one for e.g. " Books are mirrors - you only see in them what you already have inside you."
There are worse prisons than words Daniel