{obsession in literature and love}

Recently, I fell upon a book named The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Here is a synopsis from his website (http://www.carlosruizzafon.co.uk/):

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out LA SOMBRA DEL VIENTO by Julian Carax.

But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from LA SOMBRA DEL VIENTO, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

Zafon's newest book The Angel's Game is out now. I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this book on CD based on your recommendation! Very rich story woven among the streets of Barcelona and the heart of a young boy! Loved it!