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Great book opening lines

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“Evelyn was an insomniac so when they said she died in her sleep, you have to question that.”

From ‘Pontoon’ by Garrison Keillor


“It was the day my grandmother exploded.”

From ‘The Crow Road’ by Iain Banks


“Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.” 

From ‘Hogfather’ by Terry Pratchett


“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

From ‘1984’ by George Orwell


“The sun shone, having no alternative…”

From ‘Murphy’ by Samuel Beckett


“All this happened, more or less.”

From ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ by Kurt Vonnegut


“Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.”

From ‘Back When We Were Grownups” by Anne Tyler


“Dr Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.”

From ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ by Louis de Bernieres



Feel free to add your own 🙂



Author: Through Another Lens

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