From Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi @ Goodreads.com. I copied it here as it shares my thoughts with this series.
“The fact is that I’ll never be able to write a real review for this book. Here is why :
1. I’m not good enough.
I’m not now and I’ll never be. It doesn’t matter how many books you have read or how smart you are, you’ll never be good enough for that. You won’t be able to find exact words and it’s not just you. Only person who can is the author himself, but I think he already said everything he wanted.
Don’t believe me?
– “Books are mirrors – you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
– “The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you’ve already stopped loving that person forever.”
– “A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.”
– “There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite.”
– “In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.”
Do you now?
2. It’s impossible.
I’ll try to describe it. It’s not the same feeling but the result is. You know that moment, or better said that feeling, when you see someone who means a lot to you and you have that beautiful feeling inside of you. Now try to describe it. You can’t? I know.
3. And last but not least….
Please allow me to quote the author:
“Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later — no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget — we will return.”
And this is mine.
And you will be more amazed listening to Mr. Zafon’s piano talents.
I accidentally got a pdf copy of The Shadow of the Wind. Enjoy shadowofthewind