Quicklet on Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind by [NOOK Book]

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ABOUT THE BOOK

If you’ll allow me an immediate personal tangent, I feel obligated to tell you my favorite book of all time is 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I read it in high school and came away shocked at how deeply I connected with a genre as fantastical as magical realism.
Reading The Shadow of the Wind conjured memories of my first experience with 100 Years of Solitude. Both stories ...
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Quicklet on Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind by

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Overview

ABOUT THE BOOK

If you’ll allow me an immediate personal tangent, I feel obligated to tell you my favorite book of all time is 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I read it in high school and came away shocked at how deeply I connected with a genre as fantastical as magical realism.
Reading The Shadow of the Wind conjured memories of my first experience with 100 Years of Solitude. Both stories span generations and have a dizzying amount of characters, most of whom never meet, but all of whom are mysteriously connected by a powerful force.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

It’s easy to imagine little Daniel, wide-eyed and silent, taking in the book-filled labyrinth of impossible geometry and nodding in response to his dad’s question. His father lets him in on one of the Cemetery’s traditions: first-time visitors choose a book. Once Daniel chooses, it will be his duty to make sure that as long as he’s alive, his book is as well.He chooses The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. He knows nothing about the book or its author, but that doesn’t matter. The boy couldn’t shake the feeling that it was waiting for him, and for more than 10 years.

In the coming pages, Daniel’s life will be in danger because of The Shadow of the Wind, so it’s paramount that we are fully on board with the notion that he’d put himself in harm’s way to preserve words on a page.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013782808
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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Luke stole an English degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a blogger for nearly a decade and a digital editor at an ad agency for three years.
Luke enjoys playing sports, reading, listening to music, trying to play songs he likes on the guitar, quickly giving up on that and playing video games, and spending quality time with his wife.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Rainclaw: Questiion

    Can somebody explaiin wat Blacktaiil (the one that always rates one star an burns everythins) problem iis . .? I see hiis reviiews every where, and their a liittle weiirdd. Can anyone explian . .? Thxx . .!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Lightcloud

    Tinystrike? Are you ok?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Moonchaser

    Moves through the trees without a sound. The figure sees a robin searching out seeds. She crouches down, eyes glittering from the darkness. She lunges forward, and the bird takes off. She leaps up and smacks the bird down, biting its neck. She picks it up and moves on. Rustling draws the shecat's attention. She pads toward it. Two squirrels are snuffling around some tree roots. In a flash of a claw, the squirrels lay dead. She leaves, like a passing shadow.
    -Moonchaser

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Silkleap

    *sighs and tries to remember any clans that will take her in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Tinystrike

    –Silently weaves through branches as he climbs a tree. Seeing a blackbird in the middle of a branch, cleaning its feathers, he pads along the branch toward it. Just as it hears him and begins to flap its wings, he springs, landing on it. He leaps to the ground and drops it, then sees a rabbit darting away, startled by his sudden appearance. He uses his small size to his advantage, darting after it through the undergrowth. As soon as he's close enough, he pounces, breaking its back as he lands on it. In case it's not dead, he delivers a bite to its neck that makes sure it is. Then he places the rabbit next to the blackbird and searches for more signs of prey.– #T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Mistystar

    I think's that's enough. The fresh-kill pile will be overflowing by now.

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