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July 25th, 2008


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10:05 am - More light-hearted fun
Booking Through Thursday

Here’s another idea about memorable first lines from books.

What are your favourite first sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn't like but still remember simply because of the first line?


There once was a boy named Eustuce Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it.

I had nightmares last night, but maybe I'll blog them later.
I did blog a conversation I had with Lanna re: the topic of my last post here.
Current Mood: busybusy

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 26th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)

Yup! My favorite first line too

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Good ol' Eustuce :)
That's exactly the line I always think of for that question.
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From:solies
Date:August 1st, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
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There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.

Google tells me that's actually not the first line, but from the fourth paragraph of the book. But it's the first line in the (awesome) movie, so there.
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:August 1st, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Isn't hte first line
"Marley was dead to begin with." ? that is an entirely worthy line in and of itself, and one of my favourites.

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From:solies
Date:August 1st, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I think the original first line was "Marley was very nearly dead, and his last words were 'I swear, Scrooge, if you don't give me that Snickers bar I'll come back from the grave and haunt you into goodness, mark my words!'", but the focus groups didn't like it.

Seriously, though, you are correct. This is further confirmation of the equation mdyesowitch=bibliophile, solies=movie buff.

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