The Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0965903990 Global Overview for this book
Registered by natrona on 10/19/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by natrona on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Any member of a book club will enjoy this book. The setting is a book store and involves a missing author, mystery and murder.

Journal Entry 2 by natrona at Amsterdam - controlled release in Hampton, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (10/19/2005 UTC) at Amsterdam - controlled release in Hampton, Virginia USA

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Controlled release

Journal Entry 3 by DTH-272697 on Sunday, October 30, 2005
Wow!! Another surprise RABCK from Natrona! I've tried not to join any more bookrings until I get caught up with the rest of my life (she said, knowing full well she never would), so I certainly wasn't expecting any books in the mail. And then I heard that familiar thud that could only be a boxed book hitting the doormat under the mail slot in my front door. Inside the box was a book I'd never heard of by a writer I'd never heard of. I was busy with Bill Bryson's "Short History of Nearly Everything," and looked forward to reading some of that every evening before going to sleep--but curiosity forced me to read just the first page or two of this book--and now I can't put it down; sorry Bill. "Thank you" seem to be weak and faint words, Natrona, for my gratefulness to you for sending me this book. I probably never would have heard of this book, let alone read it, had you not sent it. THANKS!

One of my favorite excerpts (so far): " When a library disappears or a bookshop closes down, when a book is consigned to oblivion, those of us who know this place, its guardians, make sure that it gets here. In this place, books no longer remembered by anyone, books that are lost in time, live forever, waiting for the day when they will reach a new reader's hands. In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody's best friend . . . After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered, while beyond those walls, in the outside world, people allowed life to pass by in afternoons of football and radio soaps, content to do little more than gaze at their navels" (p. 6).

Kind of sounds like BookCrossing.

Journal Entry 4 by DTH-272697 at Café Theater Borra in Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Saturday, March 11, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (3/12/2006 UTC) at Café Theater Borra in Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands

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A book sent to me by Natrona in the USA. A book about books, and lots of other things . . . "a novel where even the subplots have subplots" (Stephen King), and "the plot is labyrinthine" (Orlando Sentinel) . . . "Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges " (NY Times Book Review). I'm taking it to our meeting in Amersfoort today so someone else can enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 5 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, March 12, 2006
And I will certainly enjoy it, it looks very enticing. Thank you!

Released 12 yrs ago (3/10/2007 UTC) at Etty Hillesum Centrum, Roggestraat 3, bij de Brink in Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands

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Tijdens het concert van de Tannahill Weavers. Ergens bij de bar.

Journal Entry 7 by mksmillie on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Very enjoyable... will release somewhere during an upcoming tour around the UK...

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