Carlos Ruiz Zafon Message Board
posts on 8/22/2006 9:17:43 AM
I also have afew suggestions about other books - s. Faulks Birdsong is the best book I ever read (much better than his others by lightyears, never mind miles) and a book called The Peoples Act of Love (author forgotten!)
posts on 8/17/2006 7:30:42 PM
oh my gosh i read the book theif also, that was really great too. like many of you, i too have just finished the book, The Shadow of the Wind. i picked it up in a second hand book shop and i just couldnt put it down, by far my favorite book, i have reccommended it to so many people. i really hope there is a sequel but where else would he take the story? the life of his son? bring julian carax back. i mean it was a pretty closed ending. i cant wait to get my hands on other books by this author. i still cant get over how GREAT this book really is. my favorite quote from the whole thing is near the end when Daniel and Fermin bring the whore to the old folk home. "Some patients are telling me you've brought a hooker. Now they alse want one."
posts on 8/4/2006 10:24:22 PM
I have heard some buzz about a sequel to Shadow of the Wind, anyone else heard this, or have any info? I can't find anything about it in any of the usual places.. I can't even find a website for the author, is it possible in this day and age that he doesn't have one?
I read an earlier post by someone looking for similarly well written books and I have a few suggestions.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
posts on 8/2/2006 2:13:02 AM
i just finished the shadow of the wind and man did i have blast. a definate page turner and hated to see it end. in response to an earlier post, i don't think that daniel and julian are the same, only parallels.
posts on 8/1/2006 5:48:42 PM
I just finished reading this novel today and wiped a tear from my eye because I was sad the story ended. It is the most well written book I have ever read. The command of the English language is most amazing with such lovely, descriptive phrases and the occasional special sense of humor-it was a joy to immerse myself with his story. It also demonstrates that cheap sexual episodes are not required for a best seller. What a pleasure to read a book that tied up all the loose ends and gave us hope. This was a library book--I will buy a copy to pass on to my children.
Thank you Carlos Ruiz Zafon!
posts on 7/24/2006 11:08:30 AM
The Shadow of the Wind has to be one of the greatest novels I have ever read. The characters, the plot, the magic, all absolutely beautiful. Never before have I been this engrossed in a novel. The Shadow of the Wind showed a world that is not only mysterious and thought provoking, but also deathly and tragic. The last few chapters held me captivated and still in awe. If there is anyone out there who has lost hope in finding a magical novel that is different than the average Harry Potter literature, hope is here, and it can be found within the pages of The Shadow of The Wind. A truly magical novel.
posts on 7/23/2006 8:20:31 AM
Has he written any other works that have been translated to English and are available to purchase, read.
posts on 7/10/2006 6:30:46 PM
I read 'The Shadow of the Wind' nearly 4 months ago and i still can not stop thinking about it. It is simply addictive, emotional and the most amazing novel I have ever read.
I know I will read it time and time again...
Does anyone have any suggestions for similar thought filled novels as this? I am continually dissapointed everytime I pick up a new book!
posts on 6/19/2006 5:22:49 AM
I've just finished this book and loved it and feel lost without it! However I am a little confused. After finishing the book happily a family member told me that at the end I should of understood that daniel and Carax are the same person. I did not get this! Can someone clear this up for me?
nathan posts on 3/3/2006 6:09:32 AM
I read somewhere that his previous books(all aimed at teenagers) are not yet translated.He is writing a new book at the moment which will be linked to the cemetery of forgoten books!And there could be 4 books related in total!
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