I had The Shadow of the Wind in my to-be-read list for many months, when I finally picked up this book and began reading the first few pages I knew this would become one of my all time favorite novels. The characters are intriguing and seductive, you feel you know them, you are rooting for them, and you feel what they feel. The author writes in a lyrical prose that is exquisite and many times I found myself re-reading passages I liked just to meditate a while longer on those said passages. It had been some time since I had read a novel such as this that jumped off the pages and made me be completely immersed in its story. I finished this novel and its words still linger in my mind and I know they will continue to, for a very long time to come.