Earlier this month, I saw a good friend of mine posting a photo on Facebook of the new book she was reading, “Into the wild” by Jon Krakauer. I’ve read the book and saw the movie also, so I was curious on her opinion on the book. She wasn’t exactly thrilled with it and said that it wasn’t just because she didn’t like it, but because she was still under a spell from the previous book she had read. “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Unfortunately, I don’t read as much as I’d like to, and to my embarrassment, I didn’t know anything about the book or the author. But I got curios and after reading a little about it, I downloaded it to my kindle. Just two days later, I had finished and was completely under Zafon’s spell. If you’re just like me, you’ve also probably fell in love with the mystery in the books, the dark atmosphere and especially the amazing way he describes Barcelona. Right now I’m reading the second book in the “Cemetery of the Forgotten Books” series, The Angel’s Game, which is just as good as The Shadow of the Wind” (though perhaps a little more “Hollywoodian”) and which takes place in the same beautiful city.
After finishing the book, I was extremely curious to see the locations he so beautifully described in the book, so here are some of the most important locations in Zafon’s book, which you might like to see if you’re ever in Barcelona and loved “The Shadow of the Wind”. The locations are also very convenient to see as they are within walking distance one from another, since most of the action in the book takes place in the old city. The area is also very touristy, so easy to get around. [click to continue…]