Sunday, 23 August 2015

Favourite First Lines

These are some of my favourite first lines. Capturing the attention of the reader, setting the tone for the rest of the book, and using a lot of commas, apparently:

I Capture The Castle- Dodie Smith:
"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink."

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- J.K. Rowling:
"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Peter Pan- J.M. Barrie:
"All children, except one, grow up."

The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien:
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

The Slow Regard of Silent Things- Patrick Rothfuss:
"When Auri woke, she knew that she had seven days."

Howl's Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones:
"In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three." 

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