100 best first lines from novels

100 best first lines from novels.

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2 thoughts on “100 best first lines from novels

  1. Aloha Wendy,
    I’m not sure I can totally agree with the “American Book Review, a nonprofit journal published at the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University” – I couldn’t even get to the end of some of the opening lines – much less the novels.
    A Hui Hou,
    Wayne

    • Hi Wayne,

      You have brought up a good point. Literary style and commercial writing are definitely two different things. I enjoyed the list, but can see where some wouldn’t. Thanks for pointing it out.

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