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The first sentence in the book you're reading

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by SFG75, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. angerball

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    'The amber light came on.'

    - Blindness by Jose Saramago
     
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    She wondered what it would have been like to be perfect.

    Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
     
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    "Ach, Anne!..."
    Very short first sentence ;)

    Die Widerspenstige by Penelope Williamson
     
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    London sleeps,London dreams.

    (The Burning Man by Mark Chadbourn)
     
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    "In the morning, the old general spent a considerable time in the wine cellars with his winegrower inspecting two casks of wine that had begun to ferment."

    Embers by Sandor Marai
     
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    No matter that men in their hundreds of thousands disfigured the land on which they swarmed, paved the ground with stones so that no green thing could grow, filled the air with fumes of coal and gas, lopped back all the trees, and drove away every animal and every bird: spring was still spring even in the town.

    resurrection - tolstoy
     
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    ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Misérables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, "Be My Baby" on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.

    American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis
     
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    "For a week Mr. R Childan had been anxiously awaiting the mail".

    The Man In The High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
     
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    "What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me." -- Love Story. Erich Segal.

    I thought, in spite of being a paragraph, it is unbeatable and so couldn't resist printing the first line.

    Or, the first line/paragraph of "Life is Elsewhere" by Milan Kundera - where he describes the only thee possibilities that the poet could have been conceived.
     
  10. Sloan

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    The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.

    -The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
     
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    "They had come to slay her."

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    That changes every other day
    'The dead scrabbled for an entrance to his grave.'

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    'The man sitting near the window all but reeked of fear'
     
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    "The most sacred, beautiful thing in the world to Chris Benoit was professional wrestling."
     
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    "Jude had a private collection."

    HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill
     
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    "A suitable starting point from which to compare historical developments on the different continents is around 11,000 B.C."
     
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    "A brutal kick in the ribs jolted him from a sound sleep and he lunged to his feet."


    The Iron Marshall by Louis L'Amour
     
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    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'

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    Gwenda was eight years old, but she was not afraid of the dark.
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    "When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him."

    THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
     

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