I read The Shadow of the Wind in Spanish so I’m not sure how much that significant/insignificant matter really mattered in case of this book. But I’ve heard no complaints regarding it so I suppose the translator have done a fine job.
I wasn’t sure about this book, see… I’ve never been so hot on Spanish writers. Why would you ask? Well, while living in Chile, my country of birth, you get to read all these supposed super-writers, all from Spain of course, and to tell you the truth if you don’t like to read in old-Spanish language then it’s not a pleasure to do it just cus you need the grade.
Anyway, Zafón doesn’t write in old-spanish and this book is excellent. Read it, enjoy it and tell every friend and enemy about it. They’ll for sure thank you!
PS. I saw The Shadow of the Wind related to the much commented, hyped and ultra sold “Da Vinci Code”. Please do not believe such depravity. Nothing again wannabe author Dan Brown, just he is way far from writing such a good book as The Shadow of the Wind.