Saturday, May 14, 2011

TWQ: Best Opening Book Lines

We all know that in order to enjoy a good book, those first few lines are essential. TWQ (the Weekend Question) asks you for your most memorable.

What are your favourite opening book lines? List as many books as you wish?

My answers are:

The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

Opening line :The Healer's name was Fords Deep Waters. Becasuse he was a soul, by nature he was all things good: compassionate, patient, honest, virtuous, and full of love. Anxiety was an unusual emotion for Fords Deep Waters.

The Crimson Petal and The White by Michael Faber

Opening line: Watch your step. Keep your wits about you. You will need them. This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before.

Now it's over to you


The Mistress of the Dark said...

You read The Host? How did you find that one...I've been scared to read it as I'm not really a big fan of Meyer because of Twilight.

Susan said...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, JK Rowling.

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.

And a total classic has to be:

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

which is of course
Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca

pilgrimchick said...

Probably "Emma" by Jane Austen, because it truly sets up the story so very well:

"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Host is brilliant. Really enjoyable.