Zafón’s bibliophile characters are often as opinionated as they are erudite, and have no truck with people who barely read. I liked this summary dismissal.
‘… but he was the sort who can’t even read the size of his underpants.’
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Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 67