A refreshing change from references to lead and other heavy materials, I liked this silence as weighty as the Swiss franc.

‘Tomás and I were left alone, enveloped in a silence as weighty as the Swiss franc.’

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. 197

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