In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite

In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite



10 thoughts on “In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite Books

  1. Hans Bauer Hans Bauer says:

    IN THE BEGINNING Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books presents a smorgasbord of popular fiction from around the world the all important first sentence of over 700 famous and not so famous novels Ideally, these opening lines will have a tremendous attraction for lovers of literature everywhere, an illuminating, amusing, and mesmerizing book that no reader or writer will be able to put down From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe, from Edith Wharton to Stephen King, from Ernest Hemingway IN THE BEGINNING Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books presents a smorgasbord of popular fiction from around the world the all important first sentence of over 700 famous and not so famous novels Ideally, these opening lines will have a tremendous attraction for lovers of literature everywhere, an illuminating, amusing, and mesmerizing book that no reader or writer will be able to put down From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe, from Edith Wharton to Stephen King, from Ernest Hemingway to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, masterpieces of world literature are juxtaposed with trendy best sellers, romances with westerns, classics with cult favorites Some lines are well remembered, others rarely recalled still others are brilliant beginnings from relatively obscure books But in every case, IN THE BEGINNING confirms how powerful a sentence can be.While dazzling openers don t guarantee a worthwhile novel, expectations run high when we re introduced with Paint me a railroad station then, ten minutes before dark John Cheever s Bullet Park or There were 117 psychoanalysts on the Pan Am flight to Vienna and I d been psychoanalyzed by at least six of them Fear of Flying by Erica Jong.Some books reach their zenith with wonderful first lines that are never matched I had this story from one that had no business to tell it to me, or to any other, from the first volume of the Tarzan series Conversely, some rather mundane opening lines are made better because we know the marvelous story that follows, like B Traven s Treasure of the Sierra Madre The bench on which Dobbs was sitting was not so good IN THE BEGINNING isthan just a novelty book Anyone who loves books not only enjoys being reminded of their favorites, but also delights in finding a good one they ve missed Those who relish reading and writing will savor a collection that brings back memories of beloved books, and often, the times in which they were read the perfect gift for book lovers and a wonderful conversation piece


  2. Robert V Robert V says:

    Great fun Being reminded of old friends among books, briefly being introduced to ones you haven t met Only flaw it does not contain this opening line It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies , rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness Edward George B Great fun Being reminded of old friends among books, briefly being introduced to ones you haven t met Only flaw it does not contain this opening line It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies , rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness Edward George Bulwer Lytton, Paul Clifford 1830 That is, of course, the opening line whose first seven words were borrowed by both Snoopy numerous times and Madeleine L Engle as the opening line of A Wrinkle in Time, which IS in this book.Highly recommended for all bibliophiles


  3. Eric Eric says:

    Searching for a great book Use this book.What a wonderful reference for any bookstore Compiling the first sentence of all classics to intrigue readers to look into these books A marvelous compendium of great literature.


  4. Lina Lina says:

    Needs an editor Badly Two stars for some interesting lines catching my interest.


  5. David W. Blinn David W. Blinn says:

    Great book with some great insights


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In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite Books [Ebook] ➧ In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite Books Author Hans Bauer – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Fascinating, amusing, and mesmerizing, IN THE BEGINNING presents the all important first sentence to over famous novels Arranged alphabetically by title, and searchable by author, the selections rang Fascinating, amusing, and mesmerizing, Beginning: Great Epub Ú IN THE BEGINNING presents the all important first sentence to overfamous In the PDF \ novels Arranged alphabetically by title, and searchable by author, the selections range from classics to trendy the Beginning: Great Kindle Ô best sellers, from romances to westerns, from potboilers to prize winners, from sci fi to the best of children s literature Some beginnings are well remembered, others are brilliant but forgotten Whether your literary tastes run to Virginia Woolf or Tom Wolfe, Edith Wharton or Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway or Gabriel Garc a M rquez, you will delight in these great opening lines from your favorite books.

10 thoughts on “In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines from Your Favorite Books

  1. Hans Bauer Hans Bauer says:

    IN THE BEGINNING Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books presents a smorgasbord of popular fiction from around the world the all important first sentence of over 700 famous and not so famous novels Ideally, these opening lines will have a tremendous attraction for lovers of literature everywhere, an illuminating, amusing, and mesmerizing book that no reader or writer will be able to put down From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe, from Edith Wharton to Stephen King, from Ernest Hemingway IN THE BEGINNING Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books presents a smorgasbord of popular fiction from around the world the all important first sentence of over 700 famous and not so famous novels Ideally, these opening lines will have a tremendous attraction for lovers of literature everywhere, an illuminating, amusing, and mesmerizing book that no reader or writer will be able to put down From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe, from Edith Wharton to Stephen King, from Ernest Hemingway to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, masterpieces of world literature are juxtaposed with trendy best sellers, romances with westerns, classics with cult favorites Some lines are well remembered, others rarely recalled still others are brilliant beginnings from relatively obscure books But in every case, IN THE BEGINNING confirms how powerful a sentence can be.While dazzling openers don t guarantee a worthwhile novel, expectations run high when we re introduced with Paint me a railroad station then, ten minutes before dark John Cheever s Bullet Park or There were 117 psychoanalysts on the Pan Am flight to Vienna and I d been psychoanalyzed by at least six of them Fear of Flying by Erica Jong.Some books reach their zenith with wonderful first lines that are never matched I had this story from one that had no business to tell it to me, or to any other, from the first volume of the Tarzan series Conversely, some rather mundane opening lines are made better because we know the marvelous story that follows, like B Traven s Treasure of the Sierra Madre The bench on which Dobbs was sitting was not so good IN THE BEGINNING isthan just a novelty book Anyone who loves books not only enjoys being reminded of their favorites, but also delights in finding a good one they ve missed Those who relish reading and writing will savor a collection that brings back memories of beloved books, and often, the times in which they were read the perfect gift for book lovers and a wonderful conversation piece

  2. Robert V Robert V says:

    Great fun Being reminded of old friends among books, briefly being introduced to ones you haven t met Only flaw it does not contain this opening line It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies , rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness Edward George B Great fun Being reminded of old friends among books, briefly being introduced to ones you haven t met Only flaw it does not contain this opening line It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies , rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness Edward George Bulwer Lytton, Paul Clifford 1830 That is, of course, the opening line whose first seven words were borrowed by both Snoopy numerous times and Madeleine L Engle as the opening line of A Wrinkle in Time, which IS in this book.Highly recommended for all bibliophiles

  3. Eric Eric says:

    Searching for a great book Use this book.What a wonderful reference for any bookstore Compiling the first sentence of all classics to intrigue readers to look into these books A marvelous compendium of great literature.

  4. Lina Lina says:

    Needs an editor Badly Two stars for some interesting lines catching my interest.

  5. David W. Blinn David W. Blinn says:

    Great book with some great insights

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