Sunday, June 17, 2007

Book Nook


"Every book, every volume you see here has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived it and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens....

"After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered."

I am reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's about Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son in Barcelona, Spain during the 1950's. He discovers a book, but when he tries to find other books by the same author he discovers that someone is destroying every copy of every book the man wrote. It's a book about a book and I can't put it down.

7 comments:

kenju said...

That sounds like one I would like too!

Annie said...

I love a can't-put-it-down book experience! Summer's perfect for that. I still feel like I should be on vacation once June rolls around...
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm reading About Alice by Calvin Trillin, which I can also highly recommend.
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gab said...

I'm excited...I will pick that up!

Betty said...

Sounds like a good book. I'll look for it. Thanks

Annie Lou said...

Hi Marty,

Nothing like a "page turner" to get you all caught up in it and leave the dishes in the sink and the beds unmade.
Annie mentioned Alice by Calvin Trillin. He writes terrific poems for The Nation and when my copy arrives the very first thing I read is his poem. Go, Calvin!
My next book will be The Shadow of The Wind!!!! Thanks for the "heads up"

Kristen said...

I think I'll give this a try too - sounds excellent.

Liz said...

It's a brilliant book! I loved it.