Thursday, August 23, 2007

"The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

" long as we are being remembered, we remain alive." So goes the main point in this magical realism novel steeped in the mystery of why someone is burning all the novels of Julian Carax. It's funny in a way. My wife is always saying, "We remain alive as long as we are remembered." Did Zafon bug my house? Is this why we write? To remain alive after our pathetic bag of bones crumbles into dust? If you like magical realism, you'll love this novel. If you like mysteries, you'll like this novel. If you want a quick read, you won't finish it. I say 4.5 out of 5.

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