Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays! Great Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Beginnings of Books-Great Opening Lines, courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish.

Maybe not the best ever, but very memorable and quite intriguing. In no particular order….

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Page 1 of The Graveyard Book
 "There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife."

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
"It was a pleasure to burn."

Homeland by Cory Doctorow
"Attending Burning Man made me simultaneously one of the most photographed people on the planet and one of the least surveilled humans in the modern world."

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."

The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde
"My father had a face that could stop a clock."

In the Shadows of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
"The scream that pierced the dull yellow November sky was preternaturally high-pitched."

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
"Locke Lamora stood on the pier in Tal Verrar with the hot wind of a burning ship at his back and the cold bite of a loaded crossbow's bolt at his neck."

A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
"Not how it should have been."

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
"Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's grey cloak."

Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson
"I tried to get a straight answer from his grandson and granddaughter-in-law as to why their grandfather had been tied with a hundred feet of nylon rope to the rear bumper of the 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado."

What about you? What are some books that have stuck with you for their amazing beginnings/endings?
~Amy W.

1 comment:

  1. Anna Karenina: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.