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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2008, 08:38:39 pm »
I loved the opening lines in karen chance's series, which i just read. I think they were my favorite parts.
Touch the dark: I knew i was in trouble as soon as i saw the obituary. The fact that it had my name on it was sort of a clue.
Claimed by shadow: Any day that starts off in a demon-filled bar in a casino designed to look like Hell isn't likely to turn out well.
I like pineapple upside down cake. Why is it upside down? WHY IS IT UPSIDE DOWN?!!! -Brak

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2009, 12:58:08 am »
I love the classic 'It was a dark and stormy night.'  One of Madeleine L'Engle's books (A Wrinkle in Time)  began with that sentence. 

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2009, 04:54:30 am »
I like the beginning of Max Barry's "Company":

'Monday morning and there’s one donut less than there should be.
Keen observers note the reduced mass straight away but stay silent, because saying, “Hey, is that only seven donuts?” would betray their donut experience.'   ;D





"Give me an opportunity to fail. I promise that my corpse won't interrupt your 'I told you so' speech."

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2009, 04:01:31 am »
"Conventions, like clichés, have a way of surviving their own usefulness."
Opening line from Jane Rule's Desert of the Hearts


And few I came upon on Wikiquote that I liked:
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley.
“Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”

Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2009, 06:08:28 am »
"My name is Towner Whitney. No, that's not exactly true. My real first name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time."

from The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry.



When you get to the end of the book, the beginning acquires a whole new meaning. :)
Crazy Cat Lady on the loose. Beware.


The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2009, 04:19:23 am »
"Well, thank God this is about to be over."

Beginning of 'Ill Wind', first book of the weather warden series (Book 8 is coming out soon) :D

I like the irony.

"Give me an opportunity to fail. I promise that my corpse won't interrupt your 'I told you so' speech."

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Re: Beginnings and Ends
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009, 12:57:52 pm »
Another one, this from 'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson:


It's funny, Vasher thought how many things begin with me getting thrown into prison.

"Give me an opportunity to fail. I promise that my corpse won't interrupt your 'I told you so' speech."