I probably could’ve chosen a number of first lines for this one that I’ve been impressed with over the years, but I wanted one that I could take a picture of, and thus here I am introducing The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zaffon. I’ve loved this book for a long time and I’ve never really been able to discern if it’s a very well known one or not. It’s been quoted on blogs a fair number of times, I think, if I remember my tumblr days well enough.

I’ve always been overly fond of how quotable this book is, and the first line in it is no exception.

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“I still remember the day my father took me to the
Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.”

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5 thoughts on “24in48: Amazing First Lines

  1. I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon! I bought The Angel’s Game years ago as part of a buy one get one half price just an inpulse buy and I’ve been a fan ever since. His writing is just so amazing. I want to reread them all but so many books. I’ll have to do a post about my favourite books one day just so I can talk about these books

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    1. Please do post about them!

      Zafon is such a wonderful writer. I’m eternally attached to The Shadow of the Wind since it was the first one I read of his (and who can resist all the beautiful descriptions about the Cemetery?) but I remember how utterly thrilled I was when I read The Angel’s Game because of how amazing it was. He never fails to tell a thoroughly imaginative and heartwrenching story.

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      1. Well said and yes, I will do a post one day about my favourite books I have so many to read and review right now that I need longer days 🙂

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