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.’

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. 67

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