Book : The Shadow Of The Wind
My Rating : 5 of 5 stars
“Memories are worse than bullets.”
Sometimes memories, reality and future are parallel, intersecting or almost identical. This book takes all three together and weaves a tale which is surprising and surreal but still feels like reality…
Daniel’s father takes him to the cemetery of lost books, that is when it all began. Characters started living. They started living outside the book, Daniel’s life becomes similar to the book’s author’s life. And someone is after that book to destroy the existence of that author and may be the almost identical life of Daniel.
This book is surreal and unpredictable. There are so many quotable parts about readers, writer and book lover. This book is about a book. About how an author writes about things he want others to know, but can’t really tell them. And about reader who have their hearts marked by lines by their favorite author.
“Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.”
I don’t think I have more to say about this phenomenal book. One of the best reads of the year.