Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books


The perfect opening line for me is one that is evocative and gripping, instantly plunging you into the world of the novel. Now, not all of these I'd say are great openings, but there are some classics here which are definitely worth a read.
I tend to read more contemporary novels but I'm going through a phase now of devouring the classics since reading Lady Chatterley's Lover recently on holiday, and now I am reading The Kreutzer Sonata by Tolstoy.
Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. There are two of my favourite novels on that list - Mrs Dalloway and The Great Gatsby.