I was going to blog about ‘A world without William Shakespeare’ but the prospect was too horrendous – even if Christopher Marlowe hadn’t been killed so young.
Did that line grab you, or turn you livid with anger?
How important to you is the first line of a book? I admit there have been some great ones. My favourites, and I read these decades ago, are:
There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. — C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. – George Orwell, 1984 (1949)
But such lists are open to debate, and trying to pick favorites can be a challenge.
Getting that opening right, finding the right words, choosing the moment to start that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to…
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