La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind)

La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind)

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí encuentra La Sombra del Viento, un libro maldito que cambiará el rumbo de su vida y le arrastrará a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad. Ambientada en la enigmática Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, este misterio literario mezcla técnicas de relato de intriga, de novela histórica y de comedia de costumbres, pero es, sobre todo, una tragedia histórica de amor cuyo eco se proyecta a través del tiempo. Con gran fuerza narrativa, el autor entrelaza tramas y enigmas a modo de muñecas rusas en un inolvidable relato sobre los secretos del corazón y el embrujo de los libros, manteniendo la intriga hasta la última página.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307472595
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 71,599
Product dimensions: 9.16(w) x 6.08(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón es uno de los autores más leídos y reconocidos en todo el mundo. Inicia su carrera literaria en 1993 con El Príncipe de la Niebla, a la que siguen El Palacio de la Medianoche, Las Luces de Septiembre y Marina. En 2001 se publica su primera novela para adultos, La Sombra del Viento, que inaugura la saga del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados y pronto se transforma en un fenómeno literario internacional. En 2008 vuelve al universo del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados con la publicación de El Juego del Ángel. Sus obras han sido traducidas a más de cuarenta lenguas y han conquistado numerosos premios y millones de lectores en todo el mundo. www.lasombradelviento.netwww.carlosruizzafon.com

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La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Margarita Martinez More than 1 year ago
This is now my all time favorite book. It engages you right from the start! If you can read spanish, read it in spanish, since this is the language in which it was written originally. The english translation was good.....but nothing like the spanish version!
krpoole1 More than 1 year ago
Of the novels that I have read lately (as of July 2009), this one, by far, has been my favorite. Ruiz Zafon's book incorporates character development with suspense, along with humor and romance. The list of characters is long, and the reader would do well to keep a list in order not to forget who certain ones are as well as to visualize the relationships among them all (which may seem complicated at first, but really isn't once you've read the novel completely and look back on the plot development). Comments on the first page of the novel tell of possible influences by Eco, Garcia Marquez, and Borges, a comment with which I agree (especially in the case of Eco). Though it requires the reader to think in order to connect clues across time and space, it is not an overly-complicated novel and actually reads quite quickly. For those who wish to escape from the world of the 21st century and participate in the adventures of love and mystery of a young boy-becoming-man in Barcelona of the 1950s, I recommend this book. It has already become a bestseller in Spain, and my prediction is that it will become one of the classics of 21st-century Spanish literature.
UrsNYC More than 1 year ago
This novel is without doubt one of the best novels in Spanish literature, full of love, suspense, mystery and magic, loved it from the very first word to the last, I will recommend this book for anyone that loves reading.
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Grins happy to...he walks up to her
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!
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Cats go to results-- 2-7 Dogs go to results-- 8-14 <br>My Cats will be result 3, My Dogs will be result 12 <br>Rules-- Don't argue whine or pout. / <br>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that will keep you up all night until you are done reading!
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This is a very well writen Novel. The use of language is smart, educated and funny which is not easy to achieve. The story is interesting and will keep you reading page after page
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Simplemente genial!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Altamente recomendable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firtree nodded and padded out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gasps for breath and ran away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sencillamente el libro es excelente, lo recomiendo ampliamente como uno de los libros que no debes dejar de leer.
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Hawkeye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok shall i tell him?
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I nod
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greyfeather made me a full medicine cat. I am stormtalon now.