Monday, March 10, 2008

Best Opening Lines

Not much time to post this morning so I thought I'd share a couple of best opening lines...no, not pick-up lines!

Best Opening Line in a Novel: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." From Stephen King's "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger." Hands-down, the *best* all-time opening line. No competition.

Best Opening Line in a Song: "She put him out, like the burning end of a midnight cigarette." From "Whiskey Lullaby" performed by Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss (sorry, don't have the writing credits in front of me...will look that up this evening and give proper credit).

Come on, share some of your favorites with me.

2 comments:

David Spence said...

I really like this one-
“The Barents sea heaved and churned like a tortured animal in pain, the howling wind tearing packets of icy green water from the shuddering crests of the waves, atomizing it into mist that was again laid flat by the growing fury of the storm as Kevin Tucker switched off the bedside light in his Tuba City, Arizona, single-wide trailer and by the time the phone woke him at 7:38, had pretty much blown itself out with no damage.”

Pepper Cory said...

Hands Down; "Life is difficult." from The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck. An absolutely life-changing read.