Wow. This is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. The story in fact is quite a simple one, but Zafron brings it to life with amazing twists and characters that are more real than any I have ever read before. In fact i would go as far as saying Fermin Torres, with his mix of cheek, humour and anti-establishment sarcastic undertone, is my favourite fictional character ever.
To summarise, a great plot, a magical setting, and characters that not only compliment, but exemplify this magnificent story. I could have happily kept on reading for another 500 pages.
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