Monday, May 18, 2015

Shadow of the Wind/Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

My rating: 1.0

I have heard about this book for years so, I was excited to finally move this book to the top of my queue. I listened to it on my ipod (audio from my library...of course!) and the narration was wonderful.  The writing was wonderful.....for the first 75 pages. 

It quickly felt that the writer was using the overblown prose again and again and again.  The overuse of the flowery metaphors got old very quickly.  I realized that this book felt cumbersome and not enjoyable and I knew it was time for me to move on and put this in my cemetery of forgotten books.


  1. I had similar issues with this book. I do not understand the hype around this book.


    1. Thank you so much Jeana for letting me know I am not alone! Us two against the world lol!! xoxo