(Romanian Edition). by Carlos Ruiz Zafon Umbra vintului (Romanian Edition). by Carlos Ruiz Zafon Umbra vântului. by Carlos Ruiz. Umbra Vantului – Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 71 likes. Book. Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. Contents. 1 Biography; 2 Literary career; 3 Bibliography. Young adult; Novels; Short stories. 4 Influences; 5.

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón

People populated Daniel’s life from different walks of life. You know that moment, or better said that feeling, when you see someone who means a lot to you and you have that beautiful feeling inside of you.

For the first time, I realized my father was growing old. That line reeks of contrived drama. He is also the author of three additional young adult novels, El palacio de la medianocheLas luces de septiembre and Marina The next book in the cycle, El prisionero del cieloappeared inwhich returns to The Shadow of the Wind’s Daniel Sempere and his travel back to the s to resolve a buried secret.

What fascinated me most as Daniel started to get entangled in the mysterious web of the book and its author’s history, was how Daniels life began to mirror Carax the author of the book. Jul 29, Annalisa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Yes, Romantic lit is full of cliche, but the thing is to do it in an intriguing way and with enough wit to keep your audience interested.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Umbra Vantului

At one point it seemed bad things happened to Julian for nothing else than this love of tragedies. He choses a novel—or maybe it chose him—that touches him, stirs his desire for literature, and forever entangles him with the fate of the book and its author.


Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our livs fall apart so slowly we barely notice. Every character in this book speaks with exactly the same voice. Albeit the difficult times described, reading The Shadow of the Wind made me want to come back there, and I probably will very soon.

Apart from books, another large influence comes in the form of films and screenwriting. Archived from the original on 9 July Not evil, moronic, which isn’t quite the same thing.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

For death is not always the worst thing that can happen “words are not always the worst prison”. First Impressions beginning through ch With a bit more attention to actual plot and character development, this could have been one of my favourite books.

Happiness in every which way had a purpose, even in galleries of despair, even softened by ecumenical disguise. At last, yes, at last! Yes, Romantic lit is full of cliche, but the thing is to do it in an intriguing way and with enough wit to keep your audience intere Trying too hard.

The Shadow of the Wind

I see how amazingly it is. The plot twists are not pivotal.

Spain Barcelona, Catalonia Spain. Buy it ne It’s been a couple carkos since I read this book so I shouldn’t and won’t go into details, but the effect has lingered all this time. Over time, the book awakens this socially awkward boy to fresh possibilities and new friendships in a city still handcuffed to its recent history.


One Friday, after work, I took sanctuary in The Hotel Biron, those little tables in the dark, page There’s probably nothing much I “learned” in the introspective sense, but this is a novel like a novel ought to be. It may categorised as Magical Realismbut the hard sad Realism of Barcelona, Spain after the Civil War drowned the Magical aspect, but there’s always that umra real magic in it Don’t be fooled by this book.

To know them so intimately from childhood to adulthood and ruzi age, to know them through various degrees of point of view seperation–to hear there is no Penelope, and then to know she is a sister, a love, but to some non-existant Last section – Nuria Munfort to the end. As if I believed that with that kiss I could deceive time and convince it to pass us by, to return some other day, some other life.

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I guess it added to the Spanish flavor of the book. What a read it was.