2008: Booking Thru Thursday – Beginnings

This week’s topic:

What are your favorite first sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the first line?

I guess I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the first sentence of a book.  Or at least, I don’t remember them for long.  I’m more likely to have a particular passage stay with me than the first sentence.

I’m currently reading The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig, and the first sentence is, "The Tube had broken down."  Which isn’t something you’d expect in a book that’s primarily historical fiction!

3 thoughts on “2008: Booking Thru Thursday – Beginnings

  • July 24, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    If you judged books solely by first sentences, you’d probably not be reading that one!

  • July 24, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    What an absolutely crazy first line! I have to agree that it doesn’t seem to match the type of book at all. I am interested in reading your review when you’ve finished it.


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