Thursday, February 02, 2006

100 Greatest Opening Lines Ever

For novels that is, according to the American Book Review. This has quite a mix of very literary works and some that are not so literary. My personal favorites (as you can see, I tend toward the simple):
  • Moby Dick (#1)
  • Gravity's Rainbow (#3)
  • Invisible Man (#10)
  • Neuromancer (#30)
  • Galatea 2.2 (#35)
And yes, it even includes "It was a dark and stormy night" (#22). What are your favorites?

NP: "Of a Life" - Echo & the Bunnymen

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