Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Opening Hooks - Feedback Your Favorites

Kate's Grab Bag has an interesting topic worth visiting: Your favorite opening from a book.

Drop in and drop your choice in the comments!


Blogger Sketch said...

Hi, Dr. Pat. I'm adding this to your blog rather than my own. Tonight I've just begun reading Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides), which begins:

I was born twice: first as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan in August of 1974.

11/30/2004 9:14 PM  
Blogger DrPat said...

"While thus employed, Gerard was busy about the seated corpse and to his amazement, Denys saw a luminous glow spreading rapidly over the white face. Gerard blew out the candle. And on this the corpse's face shone still more like a candle. Denys shook in his shoes and his teeth chattered.

"'What in heaven's name is this?' he whispered.

"'Hush! 'Tis but phosphorus. But 'twill serve.'"

Quote from The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade which opens the book The 13th Element by John Emsley.

12/06/2004 6:18 PM  
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