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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday for May 26: Opening Lines (Best, favorite, funny, unique, shocking, gripping, lines that grabbed you immediately, etc.)


In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

The great fish moved silently through the night water.

Jaws, Peter Benchley

From where I sit, the story of Arthur Less is not so bad.

Less, Andrew Sean Greer

It was a pleasure to burn.

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 (KJV)

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.

The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

Marley was dead: to begin with.

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

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