New Meetup: April Selection : THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2005

From: Guy H.
Sent on: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:01 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New Orleans Book Club Meetup Group!

What: April Selection : THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2005

When: Saturday, April 17,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Cafe Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
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For April 17 (third Saturday again), we read THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2005 (translated from Spanish). Four of us already own a copy,right?
Amazon currently has 6 copies under $4 before shippings and dozens under 5. Let me know if I can order an online copy for you, OK?
A customer at amazon.com wrote:
"I finished reading this intensely seductive and rewarding masterpiece two days ago. Since then I've been unable to get it out of my mind, and I think you won't either. The characters, the plot and specially the extremely powerful and clever brand of storytelling deployed here seem to have left me under a spell that I can't remember experiencing with any other book I've read in the last 25 years. The promise of the magic first few pages, a stunning and seductive journey to a wonderful place called "the cemetery of forgotten books", not only doesn't let down, but steadily builds up into a magnificent saga of intrigue, romance, passion, murder, satire and even spine-chilling touches of gothic suspense. This is literature of the highest order, but I think it is also the most intelligent, often wickedly so, piece of entertainment I've come across. It manages to be at the same time an epic love story, a spellbinding mystery about enigmatic books, a meditation on the power of literature and the boundaries between fact and fiction and a grand saga in the tradition of the 19th century classics. [...]"
For more info, possible carpool, etc., contact Guy Henoumont at [504][masked] or at [address removed] .

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/The-New-Orleans-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/calendar/12646316/

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