The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafon paperback, 487 pages. Penguin. $10.88 published 2005
The Shadow of the Wind
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
paperback, 487 pages. Penguin. $10.88
I was initially attracted to this book because I heard from so many people that it was fabulous. That it was an unputdownable. While I can see the attraction (the story is unique and beautifully written) the pace of this book did not keep me wanting more. It is a strange, sad story with a very disturbing revelation towards the end. What this novel really got me thinking about was language vs. plot, and which was more important to me. This was brought up in a writing course I took, and, at the time, I didn't have strong opinions. Now I think I do.
In conclusion I give this book 2.5 stars. For me it was somewhere in between "good enough to finish" and "enjoyable".