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Opening Lines

Great Opening Lines

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Though written in diverse styles, varying tenses and with different points of view, these first few sentences or paragraphs penned by immensely gifted authors have much more in common than just superb writing.

WATCH: Great Opening Lines of Novels

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

They dive headfirst into the plot, or they reveal something haunting about the narrator. They can be brief or elaborate, vague or revealing. Opening l...

'If Light Of My Life Fire My Line'

Brews and Books | Josh Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a public service, here's the famous opening lines of a bunch of novels, transcribed by Google Voice. The better-read of you might be able to figure...