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22 January 2011 @ 09:11 pm
I am pimping myself out right now. Or more on point, I am pimping out a comm I set up for fans of the book Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

It's a favourite book of mine - most definately the book I've read most - and I think it's a shame that it's not more well known. So if you have read and want to discuss the characters of Daniel, Fermin, Julian or Nuria please join me :D


About the book:
A ten year old Daniel Sempere is bought one morning by his father to the mysterious Cemetery of Forgotten Books in the heart of Barcelona. There he finds a copy of Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax.
The story follows Daniel in his quest to find out more about the mysterious author Julian Carax. About his life and death in pre-civil war Barcelona. A life that so very closely resembles Daniels own life.

Comments: It is, hand on heart, the most gorgeous book I've read. Rich in atmosphere, character and imagery. A homage to Gothic literature and a love letter to Barcelona, the authors home town. It name you my favourite quotes or my favourite characters would take forever. There is such little gems throughout the entire book and it's something that stays with you for long after you've read it.
A tale of loneliness, love and redemption. It leaves you with a warm feeling as you close the book, even if you're wiping tears away with the other hand.

Additional Notes: Sorry to the mods if this isn't allowed. Feel free to delete if it's against the rules. But I may write that Aro/Didyme fic I was thinking about earlier if this remains ;P
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Last Night ~ P. Diddy
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Ashlingashling_c on January 22nd, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry but do you own her? Me thinks not? So F-off then :P lol

I am doing a fic entitled - The Death of Didyme. Wanna beta?
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Ashling: Florrieashling_c on January 23rd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Gonna send it now.

but do you own her?

why, yes, yes i do.

Oh, well then, I am sorry. But, meh! it's done now...may as well post it :P
Ashlingashling_c on January 22nd, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
ot: Nurse Jackie has just started!!! Woo!!!
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Ashlingashling_c on January 23rd, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
coop is great!!!

He was in complaining about Jackie and just starts to cry. Whatsherface was supposed to be taken notes to make the complaint formal but she was just repeating 'what a complete asshole' on the page. LOL
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Ashlingashling_c on January 23rd, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Sydney is betaing it for me first. I can send you the rough draft if you like though?