Rest In Peace Carlos Ruiz Zafón


R. I. P. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Readers of the world have suffered a terrible loss.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, the Spanish author of The Shadow of the Wind, died of cancer on June 19, 2020. He was a brilliant author, and his novel and the others in his series of the Cemetery of Forgotten books touched many readers.

I consider The Shadow of the Wind not only to be one of my favorite books, but also one of the best and most important novels. If you have not yet read it, you should. It would be the best way to pay homage to this brilliant writer.

Here is a quotation from  that book: “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 and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens” (5-6).

He was an extraordinary writer, who communicated his love of stories and books to his readers, and he will be missed.



Works Cited

Zafón, Carlos Ruiz. The Shadow of the Wind. Penguin. 2005.

38 thoughts on “Rest In Peace Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  1. Thank you Charles. I absolutely devoured….The Shadow of the Wind and think it tragic that Carlos has died so young. He apparently finished the last book of the quartet the year he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. So cruel. I am now on a hunt for his other three books. A dream of a writer! RIP.

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  2. Went hunting a preview. Started to read. I’m not much of a literary fiction fellow, but this guy’s description of Clara was heart-stopping. I’m requesting it from my library now. Thanks for the notifications.
    We are the Engineers of Entropy. Eventually all thing must pass, the Universe last of all.

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