In the Beginning

In the Beginning Fascinating, Amusing, And Mesmerizing, IN THE BEGINNING Presents The All Important First Sentence To Over 700 Famous Novels Arranged Alphabetically By Title, And Searchable By Author, The Selections Range From Classics To Trendy Best Sellers, From Romances To Westerns, From Potboilers To Prize Winners, From Sci Fi To The Best Of Children S Literature Some Beginnings Are Well Remembered, Others Are Brilliant But Forgotten Whether Your Literary Tastes Run To Virginia Woolf Or Tom Wolfe, Edith Wharton Or Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway Or Gabriel Garc A M Rquez, You Will Delight In These Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books. IN THE BEGINNING Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books presents a smorgasbord of popular fiction from around the world the all important first sentence of over 700 famous and not so famous novels Ideally, these opening lines will have a tremendous attraction for lovers of literature everywhere, an illuminating, amusing, and mesmerizing book that no reader or writer will be able to put down From Virginia Woolf to Tom Wolfe, from Edith Wharton to Stephen King, from Ernest Hemingway to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, masterpieces of world literature are juxtaposed with trendy best sellers, romances with westerns, classics with cult favorites Some lines are well remembered, others rarely recalled still others are brilliant beginnings from relatively obscure books But in every case, IN THE BEGINNING confirms how powerful a sentence can be.While dazzling openers don t guarantee a worthwhile novel, expectations run high when we re introduced with Paint me a railroad station then, ten minutes before dark John Cheever s Bullet Park or There were 117 psychoanalysts on the Pan Am flight to Vienna and I d been psychoanalyzed by at least six of them Fear of Flying by Erica Jong.Some books reach their zenith with wonderful first lines that are never matched I had this story from one that had no business to tell it to me, or to any other, from the first volume of the Tarzan series Conversely, some
Great fun Being reminded of old friends among books, briefly being introduced to ones you haven t met Only flaw it does not contain this opening line It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the
Searching for a great book Use this book.What a wonderful reference for any bookstore Compiling the first sentence of all classics to intrigue readers to look into these books A marvelous compendium of great literature. Needs an editor Badly Two stars for some interesting lines catching my interest. Great book with some great insights