Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Top ten fictional booksellers

Bartholomew Bennett is the author of the debut horror novella, The Pale Ones. One of his top ten fictional booksellers, as shared at the Guardian:
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Ruiz Zafón’s sprawling fictional sequence, the Cemetery of Lost Books, takes its central motif from another type of book repository – the library. The first published instalment, The Shadow of the Wind, introduces Daniel Sempere who runs a bookshop with his father. Daniel’s narration guides us into an intricate plot where books and history collide with the present moment.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Shadow of the Wind is among Malcolm Burgess's ten best books set in Barcelona.

--Marshal Zeringue