Monday, July 11, 2011

In which I get bookish.

Okay, so I've already admitted my book nerd-ery to you before, but this is one of those instances where, I don't care if you love books and dream of a library where your books sit on shelves that smell of rich mahogany, (any get that reference? If so, 2 bonus points. For what? I'm not sure.) or if your books sit in a little electronic fake book. (Don't get me started on those e-readers, although I'm sure you can guess my stance.) I have to share this treasure of a book with you. This book was one of those books that just completely pulled me in, and is currently in the running for the best book I've read in all of 2011. It's that good. 

Let me introduce you to Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon:

This book is so beautifully written, it made me wish I knew Spanish so I could read it in the original language to fully admire the writing. A bit reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451 without the Sci-Fi, a bit of Moulin Rouge, a little bit of mystery. Nothing I can say about this book can do it justice, so just trust me when I say: READ THIS BOOK! As I was going through the book, it had my mind working and wondering and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, it didn't happen. I would love to see Baz Luhrmann do this as a movie. I could also see Tim Burton taking on a movie adaptation, but Baz would be my pick. So what are you waiting for? Go read this book!

Expect more book reviews. I've got a lot of time to read now that I'm taking the train to/from work.

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