Love at First Line. The Bookwitty Community Shares Their Favorite Opening Lines in Literature.
First impressions count for a lot. This is especially true when it comes to books. The opening sets the tone for what you're about to read, and like the first impression on a date, a bad one is hard to recover from.
When asked for some of their favorite opening lines in literature, the Bookwitty community was quick to answer the call.
Here are some of their killer kickoffs.
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
"It was the day my grandmother exploded.”
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”
"People disappear all the time."
“She slices through the water, imagining herself a deadly beam of black light.”
"All stories are love stories."
"The fiftieth year of our life is like the last hour of dusk, when the sun has set and one turns naturally toward reflection.”
"What you looking at me for? I didn't come to stay..."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"It was a pleasure to burn."
“It was a dark and stormy night.”