The book as a kind of flying broomstick or galloping horse taking the boy into story land.
‘In my schoolboy reveries, we were always two fugitives riding on the spine of a book, eager to escape into worlds of fiction and secondhand dreams.’
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. 27
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