History Literature / TheShadowOfTheWind

30th Aug '16 4:53:35 PM trixus
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope died]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope died]].died, even worse is that she died with their child as the gravestone marks]].



* MagicalRealism

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* MagicalRealismMagicalRealism: Aldaya's house is haunted but nothing comes out of it.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, Fumero, who always seems to be on the winning side.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Again, Fumero, who always seems to be on the winning side.
side.[[spoiler: He falls from grace as he dies and his plaque is now hidden behind the soda machine at the police station]].
27th May '16 4:31:59 PM Cieloazul
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* FakeNationality: InUniverse. At one point before the story, Fermín presents himself as being Cuban.



* FreudianExcuse: Literally: according to Miquel, Fumero told him that his mother abused him sexually, which in his opinion may explain everything which came after.



** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, which is precisely the place Fermín mentions later as his native town.

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** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, Extremadura, which is precisely the place Fermín himself mentions later as his native town.
21st Apr '16 9:06:39 PM namipo88
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after Penélope dies]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Julián, after finding out that Penélope dies]].died]].
17th Jul '15 9:18:56 PM namipo88
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian Julián and Nuria's friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].
17th Jul '15 9:16:51 PM namipo88
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's professional relationship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's professional relationship friendship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].
17th Jul '15 9:14:15 PM namipo88
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: [[spoiler: Julian and Nuria's professional relationship has shades of this, particularly their time together in France]].
26th Feb '15 10:40:58 AM Cieloazul
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* BookEnds

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* BookEndsBookEnds: A Zafón trademark, along with the FirstPersonSmartass narrative.



** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one as well one that Fumero invented.

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** A newspaper in the novel gives his name as Antonio José Gutiérrez Alcayete. Given the newspaper gets his informations from Fumero, it could actually be the real one - in fact, the article bills the guy named Alcayete from Cáceres, which is precisely the place Fermín mentions later as well one that Fumero invented.his native town.
29th Oct '13 6:58:02 AM EDP
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* JekyllAndHyde: A variant with [[spoiler: Julián Carax,]] who, after his DespairEventHorizon, takes on the name of Laín Coubert, [[spoiler: a character he himself created.]]

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* JekyllAndHyde: A variant with [[spoiler: Julián Carax,]] who, after his DespairEventHorizon, takes on the name of Laín Coubert, [[spoiler: a character he himself created.]] ]]



** And again between Daniel and [[spoiler: his son,]] at the end of the book, mirroring the very first chapter.

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** And again between Daniel and [[spoiler: his son,]] at the end of the book, mirroring the very first chapter. chapter.
* MindScrew: Thanks to multiple {{Reveal}}s [[JigsawPuzzlePlot that leave out some important particular.]] [[AuthorAppeal Zafón does it with]] ''[[AuthorAppeal every single novel]]'' [[AuthorAppeal he writes.]]
7th Sep '13 3:25:36 PM Cieloazul
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''The Shadow of the Wind'' is a 2001 best-selling mystery novel by Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

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''The Shadow of the Wind'' is a 2001 best-selling mystery novel by Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon.Zafón.
16th Jul '13 3:45:25 AM 6dmind
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* GeniusBruiser, GentleGiant: Both apply to Tomás Aguilar
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