First Lines

Blatantly stolen from Inspired by Chuck Wendig, over at Terrible Minds.

What would be a first line that would make you want a book?

Yes, yes, there will be fiction for you later. I write the pretty words, I promise. But I’m curious. How many books have you read where the first line caught you? What do you remember about it? Any books out there where the first line was utter dreck, but you loved the rest?

One response to “First Lines

  1. I don’t honestly know if I remember the first line to any book… except maybe Heart of Darkness, that line about the Nellie. It’s such a crappy line. But the rest of the book is pure genius, and there are some great parts to it.

    I never remember the lines. Just the images.


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