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Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964–2020)

Author of The Shadow of the Wind

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About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón was born in Barcelona, Spain on September 25, 1964. He is a scriptwriter and the author of both adult and young adult novels. His first novel, El Príncipe de la Niebla (The Prince of Mist, 1993) received the Premio Edebé literary prize for young adult fiction. His other young show more adult novels include El Palacio de la Medianoche (1994), Las Luces de Septiembre (1995), and Marina (1999). His adult novels include La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind, 2001) and El Juego del Angel (The Angel's Game, 2008). (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Shadow of the Wind (2001) — Author — 27,409 copies
The Angel's Game (2008) 8,589 copies
The Prisoner of Heaven (2011) 3,585 copies
The Prince of Mist (1993) 2,197 copies
Marina (1999) 1,914 copies
The Labyrinth of the Spirits (2016) 1,560 copies
The Midnight Palace (2011) 1,218 copies
The Watcher in the Shadows (2005) 893 copies
The Rose of Fire (2012) 372 copies
The City of Mist: Stories (2020) 368 copies
Gaudí in Manhattan (2004) 109 copies

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one of those solve a mystery then pursue the next then the next type novels, along the lines of the da vinci code. the drive for the pursuit is unclear. the setting in barcelona is cool. the evil nemesis is pretty uninteresting. i was underwhelmed and considered abandoning
diveteamzissou | 1,025 other reviews | Nov 28, 2023 |
wendy.verbiest | 18 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
I read this on recommendation of a college friend. It intrigued me from the beginning, and I was soon absorbed in this dark tale. If you love books and mysteries, you'll really enjoy this story. Additionally - I was impressed at the translator's skill, since the original is in Spanish.
decaturmamaof2 | 1,025 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
Great Opening. Satisfying Mystery. Extremely Quoteable. Turns into a standard mystery towards the end
hubrisinmotion | 1,025 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |



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