oh my. oh my, This book is just so beautifully written, and it's about books! Zafon made me want to read the book this book was all about (you can imagine my disappiontment when I realized it wasn't real)and the cemetery- I wish it was real and that I could visit it, just so many books to read!but that's more or less where this ends. I skipped through this book (in this order; start, middle, 100 books back, 200 forward and so on with the dance) the fact that I couldn't read it order (my first time such a thing happened) showed me above all that somthing about this book just didn't work for me. the pace is just too slow and there's too much happening, it just didn't feel right, I guess. but do give it a chance, the 3 stars just shows that I'm torn, because it was good, just not for me.