I loved this book. It features a Cemetery of Forgotten Books - ironic given my opening little story. This is where unused and forgotten books may be adopted. The writing style is beautiful. A little dense, which took some time to get into. Gorgeous great big characters helped, eventually.
The plot is how the adoption of one such book by the young Daniel results in attempted bribery, possible stalking and increased danger for the adoptive boy. He loves his book (The Shadow of the Wind) and is reluctant to relinquish it. It has entered his soul, like the keeper of the Cemetery said it would.
The book requires some perseverance, but the beautiful ending is worth the effort.
Set in an old and enchanting Spain, this is a sumptuous literary feast for all lovers of the written word everywhere.
You may also like another book about books - The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler or Playing with Fire (with a little more action) by Tess Gerritsen.