Monday, August 21, 2006
 
Opening Lines

So, what's a good opening line for a book or story? Here are a few, can you guess what book they belong to?


1: Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
2: Ryan was nearly killed twice in half an hour. He left the taxi a few blocks short of his destination.
3: "Lot ninety-seven," the auctioneer announced. "A boy."
4: The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail.
5: His name was Gaal Dornick and he was just a boy who had never seen Trantor before. That is, not in real life.
6: Lessa woke, cold. Cold with more than the chill of the ever-lastingly clammy stone walls.
7: I was a bad kid.
8: Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time.
9: Marley was dead: to begin with.
10: The Navy is very old and very wise.
11: I always get the shakes before a drop.
12: If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.


- posted by -g @ 2:58 PM | | 2 rocks in pond



2 Comments:

1. gone with the wind, margaret mitchell
8. slaughterhouse-five, kurt vonnegut, jr.
12. catcher in the rye, j.d. salinger

By Blogger allie, at 12:40 PM  

3. Jaws, Peter Benchley
5. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
9. A christmas carol, Charles Dickens

By Blogger Emily, at 8:32 PM  

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