Reading the book in Barcelona, this phrase resonated as I’d discovered the simple snack you can order alongside your drink or tapas – tomato spread on white bread, pan con tomate.  Sounds boring but it’s just delicious.

‘… what I say is truer than a slice of bread and tomato…’

See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 135


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