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
632 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
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 [masked] or at [address removed] .
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/The-New-Orleans-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/calendar/12646316/