Memorably describing the oratory of one of several colourful, eloquent characters in Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind, a book I read in Barcelona, the city where it takes place.  It was a pleasure to map the mystery’s unfolding in real streets, while savouring some lively metaphors and similes alongside fine tapas.

‘The man’s oratory could kill flies in midair.’

Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 13


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