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