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The start of something wonderful

The start of something wonderful

What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?First question listed was submitted by theropod. (Follow-up questions, if any, may have been added by LiveJournal.)

go_golda Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

"Высоко-высоко, выше гор, ниже звезд, над рекой, над прудом, над дорогой летела Сеси. Невидимая, как юные весенние ветры, свежая, как дыхание клевера на су­меречных лугах… Она парила в горлинках, мягк
 
emmyangua Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

I know that I should, of course, be quoting 1984 and all those other great, memorable openings here. But that's not what makes an opening like great for me. Of course it helps if it pops and chucks yo
 
machinostroitel Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

Вообще интересный вопрос. Начал в голове перебирать начало разных книг. Вначале было слово и Слово было Бог. - хорошо начинается подумал я, а потом как вспомнил, что потой идёт - тото родил тогото, а
 
elsianeful Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

"Атлант расправляет плечи" Айн Рэнд.
"-Кто такой Джон Голт?"
 
kratos97 Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

начало книги ад данте
 
rebellibrarian Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

It's more than one line - it's the first paragraph & it's all I'd have to read to sell this book.

Simon Glass was easy to hate. I never knew exactly why, there was too much to pick from. I guess, r
 
augustnight86 Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

The Last Book in the Universe - 'If you're reading this, it must be a thousand years from now, becuase nobody around here reads anymore...' That was from memory (I know most of that book off by heart
 
allcolourscrew Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

Была чудная ночь, такая ночь, которая разве только и может быть тогда, когда мы молоды, любезный читатель. Небо было такое звездное, такое светлое небо, что взглянув на него, невольно нужно было спрос
 
makar_x Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

СТЕЙНБЕК-КОНСЕРВНЫЙ РЯД В МОНТЕРРЕЕ-ОЧЕНЬ КРАСОЧНО,СОЧНО И ЛАКОНИЧНО.....И-)))))МИНИАТЮРА ГАЛУСТЯНА-ГАДЯ ХРЕНОВА))))ТОЖЕ СИЛА
 
indigozeal Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful


Maman died today, which I've seen chosen in a few entries so far, but which bears special significance to me for a unique reason. The translation of The Stranger I read used "Mother," and when I firs
 
antipova_marina Вопрос дня: Начало прекрасной истории

"Мастер и Маргарита" Булгакова
 
dndxryuzaki Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

Answering this one again, and I'm sure I'll get some crap for it.  No, this is not my favorite book, but I cannot deny that this line gripped me years ago when I first picked up the book bef
 
dndxryuzaki Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful




This is another one that I'll answer instead of one of my characters.  Anyone who knows me should already see this coming lol  My favorite book since I was a wee child has always been and w
 
thefireisblack Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful
The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.
Oh Dresden, don't ever change. The first line out of Blood Rites, the sixth book of The Dresden Files. The line captures your attention, especially i
 
lady__croft Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

I would say Pride & Prejudice has the best opening line ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.") but
 

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