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I have a love of books, so I have selected a few of my favorite opening lines for you.

 

 

 

All this happened, more or less. - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

 

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. - Paul Auster, City of Glass (1985)

 

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)

 

Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested. - Franz Kafka, The Trial (1925; trans. Breon Mitchell)

 

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877; trans. Constance Garnett)

 

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. - George Orwell, 1984 (1949)