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FREE PDF Þ BOOK La sombra del viento É Εναλλακτική Έκδοση Ίδιου ISBNΈνα βιβλίο ιστορικού μυστηρίου μια συναρπαστική ιστορία αγάπης και μια συγκλονιστική αποκάλυψη της μυστικής δύναμης των βιβλίων ένας θρίατον γοητεύσει και θα τον παρακινήσει να ανακαλύψει και τα υπόλοιπα έργα του συγγραφέα του του Χουλιάν Καράξ Σοκαρισμένος έρχεται αντιμέτωπος με τη φοβερή αποκάλυψη ότι κάποιος καταστρέφει τα αντίτυπα των έργων του Καράξ και ότι το δικό του είναι το μοναδικό που υπάρχει Στην προσπάθειά του να ανακαλύψει την αλήθεια θα διαβεί τις πύλες των σκοτεινότερων μυστικών της πόλης σε έναν κόσμο που τον σκιάζουν δολοφονίες μαγεία παραλογισμός πλεκτάνες και καταδικασμένοι έρωτε This is a book about books a story about stories It starts and ends in a library of sorts themes and plots are echoed across decades tied together by actors who find their roles changing and by a pen that links two cycles of the story and has its own tale that started before and goes on beyondthe art of reading is slowly dying it's an intimate ritual a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us when we read we do it with all our heart and mind and great readers are becoming scarce by the day”Zafón is a master of prose he is eminently uotable even in translation The story is set in Barcelona and stretches from the turn of the 19th century to the sixties though focusing most heavily in post civil war Spain recovering in the 40s and 50s It's a bitter sweet story as much about the slow acceptance of loss as about fighting against it or finding happinessMost of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice itThe setting is vividly brought to life Many of the characters live in poverty or close to it and the ventures into Paris bring to mind Orwell's descriptions Barcelona is the star of the piece thoughone of the many places in Barcelona where the nineteenth century had not yet been served its eviction noticeShadow of the Wind is a love story or two love stories or several love stories to be honest We focus on Daniel a young man growing up and becoming obsessed with the story of another man a writer whose young life decades earlier is unfolded for us through Daniel's investigations Both of them finding difficult and potentially tragic loveHer voice was pure crystal transparent and so fragile I feared that her words would break if I interrupted themThe Shadow of the Wind has a lot to say about books and reading rather less to say about the business of writing thoughBooks are mirrors you only see in them what you already have inside youNovels as everyone knew were for women and for people with nothing better to doIt's a complex interwoven plot not without threat and violence with a series of reveals that undermine what you think you knowA fascinating and lovely read and a nice break from the fantasy books that I have read almost exclusively over the last 5 yearsGive it a try Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes

EPUB ↠ La sombra del viento ñ Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Εναλλακτική Έκδοση Ίδιου ISBNΈνα βιβλίο ιστορικού μυστηρίου μια συναρπαστική ιστορία αγάπης και μια συγκλονιστική αποκάλυψη της μυστικής δύναμης των βιβλίων ένας θρίαμβος της τέχνης της μυθοπλασίαςΗ σκιά του ανέμου είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα για το μαγικό ταξίδι ενός αγοριού του Ντανιέλ στα μυστικά και τα φαντάσματα μιας σκοτεινής πόλης με αφετηρία την αναζήτηση ενός μυστηριώδους συγγραφέα που τα βιβλία του ακατανίκητα σαγηνευτικά είναι ένας θανάσιμος κίνδυνος για όποι I read the opening few pages and instantly knew 3 things1 I was going to love this book2 I needed a whole pad of post its to mark uotes3 I wanted to read this in Spanish for the rich poetry the language would addA young boy Daniel is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and told to salvage a book which he must take stewardship over He choses a novel—or maybe it chose him—that touches him stirs his desire for literature and forever entangles him with the fate of the book and its author The strange author died in poverty but now someone is seeking out all remaining copies of his unsuccessful novels to burn Daniel embarks on a mission to solve the mystery of the author's story being watched by a revengeful cop and the book burner himself As the story twists and slowly unravels he doesn't know whose account to trust or how it will affect his lifeWrapped up in the mystery is a message of death do we live a full life or wander through it numb The Shadow of the Wind is an allegory for death in a fictitious novel by the same title Shadow is a perfect symbol for death evoking images of how death can be metaphorical instead of literal—living shadows of lives chasing shadows of dreams being shadows of others letting memories shadow life Every character had shadows which could engulf them or they could overcome In this sense death becomes a fate we chose ourselves For death is not always the worst thing that can happen words are not always the worst prison Every time the word shadow was used I considered its illusion of death It was with much thought that the word was scattered throughout the book SpoilersJust as the fictitious novel was an echo of the book and Julian's life I loved watching Daniel's life parallel Julian's Both grew up poor without an ideal family life fell in love with a rich girl who was the adoration of her father and whose brother was a best friend evoked murderous anger from her father after impregnating her and when they have a brush with death extremes of hate and love anchored their fight to survive As Julian's story unfolds Daniel unwittingly finds himself in the exact same point of their duel destinyOnce Daniel is aware of the correlation the comparison stops Is it because Daniel consciously chooses to chance his path or has fate dealt him a better hand Julian wrote There are no coincidences We are the puppets of our subconscious desires But while the message is clear that we chose our own fate it seems there was no fate but failure for Julian The sad thing is I believed Julian's love for Penelope as it grew in obsession than Daniel's love for Beatriz which seemed a happy chance of lustThemes of devils and angels are prevalent as characters save and ruin each others' lives Clara is a physical angel who is blind while Fumero an emotional devil blinded by hate While women tended to be described as angel and men devil most characters held both in different shades Take Julian the angel child bringing life love novels who turned into the devil Lain Coubert bringing death destruction fear But the characters pick whether to accept the destiny allotted them Fermin was living death in the shadows of the street who had to get over his demons to find life worth living The shadows for Nuria Julian Fortuny even Fumero didn't have to give them a reason to uit living They chose shadowsThe book reminded me of The 13th Tale thematically linguistically and in delivery although I loved this book so much The way the mystery unfolds finding tidbits from different perspectives enhanced the mystery and aided the depth of characterization When I can see the vicious wife beater deceived husband and regretful father all in Antonio Fortuny I get a well rounded sense of his motives I enjoyed how the characters played different roles for each otherI love Barcelona as the setting If you've been to the artistically enchanting city you know it's the perfect backdrop to this elouently enchanting tale with a gothic feel The Spanish have a way of making all things metaphorically beautiful The vivid romantic passages had me smiling and at times laughing out loud I highly enjoyed the writing and it wasn't until two thirds of the way into the book that the story finally stole my complete attention Julian was my initial guess and while the story kept me uestioning it was the best solution and I was happy with the conclusionBut no novel is perfect; my issues are these1 The readymade uotes are extreme Zafon salvages this by calling himself out on the commentary He sets the comments up in dialogue and then uses another character to mock the snippets2 Perspective particularly in Nuria's letter is off How could she know what Miuel looked at when dying The chapters of her letters change from direct commentary to Daniel to third party narrative Elsewhere in the novel Daniel summarizes conversations in italics but I wondered from whence the interruption of her narrative with Fumero's story came3 I always hope historical fiction will showcase a accurate moral setting but it rarely happens While I believed the sex about Zafon's characters done in secret and with fathers chasing down the culprits how could they find out they were pregnant the next day I was also disappointed that all marriages were displayed as wrong and wives disregarded Oh well I guess it added to the Spanish flavor of the book4 American authors tend to impose unrealistic happy endings while Europeans favor poignant sad ones At one point it seemed bad things happened to Julian for nothing else than this love of tragedies It seemed Zafon was going to ruin the characters lives to make a point But he makes his point with Julian and leaves Daniel to gives us a satisfied ending A story about the living dead cannot be all bliss but we still find redemption as the characters step out of the shadows and live their lives uotesFew things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heartI believed with the innocence of those who can still count their age on their fingers that if I closed my eyes and spoke to her she would be able to hear me wherever I was A secret's worth depends on the people form whom it must be keptWomen have an infallible instinct for knowing when a man has fallen madly in love with them especially when the male in uestion is both a complete dunce and a minorDeath was like a nameless and incomprehensible handlike a hellish lottery ticket But I couldn't absorb the idea that death could actually walk by my side with a human face and a heart that was poisoned with hatredThe eternal stupidity of pursuing those who hurt us the mostParis is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art Arrogant as only idiots can beI felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memoryPresents are made for the pleasure of who gives them not for the merits of who receives themTelevisionis the Antichristour world will not die as a result of the bombit will die of laughter of banality of making a joke of everythingI realized how easily you can lose all animosity toward someone you've deemed your enemy as soon as that person stops behaving as suchPeople talk too much Humans aren't descended from monkeys They come for parrotsGod in His infinite wisdom and perhaps overwhelmed by the avalanche of reuests from so many tormented souls did not answerSilencing their hearts and their souls to the point wherethey forgot the words with which to express their real feelingsPeople are evil Not evil moronic which isn't uite the same thing Evil presupposes a moral decisionThe words with which a child's heart is poisoned through malice or through ignorance remain branded in his memory and sooner or later they burn his soulMarriage and family are only what we make of themSometimes what matters isn't what one gives but what one gives upDestiny is usually just around the corner But what destiny does not do home visits You have to go for itJust an innocent boy who thought he had conuered the world in an hour but didn't yet realize that he could lose it again in an instantKeep your dreams You never know when you might need themFools talk cowards are silent wise men listenWaiting is the rust of the soulSometimes we think people are like lottery tickets that they're there to make our most absurd dreams come trueWhile you're working you don't have to look life in the eyeMost of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our livs fall apart so slowly we barely noticeTime goes faster the hollow it isI learned to confuse routine with normalityThe world war which had polluted the entire globe with a stench of corpses that would never go awayThe clear uneuivocal lucidity of madmen who have escaped the hypocrisy of having to abide by a reality that makes no sense A story is a letter the author writes to himself to tell himself things he would be unable to discover otherwiseThe art of reading is slowly dying that it's an intimate ritual that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we carry inside us that when we read we do it with all our heart and mind and great readers are becoming scarce by the dayspeaking of television The novel is dead and buriedthere'll be no need for books or churches or anything

Carlos Ruiz Zafón ñ La sombra del viento EPUB

La sombra del vientoον τα κατέχειΟ Ντανιέλ οδηγείται από τον πατέρα του στο Κοιμητήριο των Λησμονημένων Βιβλίων όπου του αποκαλύπτεται ένα μυστικό που θα αλλάξει τη ζωή του για πάντα πρόκειται για μια μυστική βιβλιοθήκη στην οποία βρίσκονται όλα τα ξεχασμένα βιβλία περιμένοντας εκείνο τον αναγνώστη που θα τα βγάλει από τη λήθη Ο πατέρας του τον προτρέπει να διαλέξει ένα βιβλίο μέσα από τους λαβύρινθους του Κοιμητηρίου Ο Ντανιέλ επιλέγει το βιβλίο Η σκιά του ανέμου ένα μυθιστόρημα που θα riveting mysterious haunting imaginative charming sentimentalthe list of adjectives is endless and whilst this book is all of these the one thing that i will forever remember about this book is how it makes me appreciate the art of storytelling i didnt feel like i was reading a novel; i felt as if someone very dear was sitting next to me and telling me their favourite tale i was enamoured with the nuances of the language and swept up with all the action it was an absolute pleasure to experience such a well told story truly a masterpiece in every way possible ↠ 5 stars