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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old August 2nd, 2005, 17:09 Thread Starter
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Shadows of the Wind

Has anyone else read this book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon? I didn't expect anything from it but it gripped me from the beginning to the end and was amazing.

Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
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All I possess in the presence of death
is pride and fury
Mahmoud Darwish
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old August 3rd, 2005, 01:38
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I haven't read it myself (and in the near future I probably won't read it), but here it's a huge hit. National papers as well as regional news stations have picked it up. Even the most respectable politician in Europe, Joska Fisher, features as a positive comment on the last page of the book
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:31 Thread Starter
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Geert, read it in the near furture, I wasn't convinced by all the hype either and only read because in my current job I have lots of time to kill and need a book that won't require concentration as I have to answer the phones, but I'm really glad I did pick it up. It's almost hypnotic (sp?) in how it grips your attention.

Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
Rumi


All I possess in the presence of death
is pride and fury
Mahmoud Darwish
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old August 3rd, 2005, 15:08
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OK I'll put it on my holiday reading list, but at the bottom (you can'tr ead everything at once)
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old August 3rd, 2005, 15:31 Thread Starter
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Ok, that's a compromise - it is good (well I hope you think so, otherwise I'll be looking over my shoulder for platform shoes and a Rick James wig )

Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
Rumi


All I possess in the presence of death
is pride and fury
Mahmoud Darwish
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old August 3rd, 2005, 15:34
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