Best first lines

As I am swamped by schoolwork and a bit behind on reading, here’s something fun – best opening lines for novels. Missing is one of my favorites:

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – note because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

From A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

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One Response to “Best first lines”

  1. Patrick T. McWilliams Says:

    “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” -Stephen King, The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I)

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