Wednesday, October 20, 2010

5 of my favorite first lines

1. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (yes, it's blasphemy in Austen loving circles, but it is amusing).

2. "Frey Daly swatted at a fly buzzing her head as her left stiletto tottered on the gravel under her feet.... Dig that, she thought. Hell has a campground."
Wish You Were Here by Lani Diane Rich (very funny book)

3. "You could die here."
Beholder's Eye by Julie Czerneda (Czerneda is a skilled writer with a lovely voice)

4. "It was an odd-looking vine."
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (loved this book. Still on the fence about the rest of the series)

5. "Staring down the wrong end of a gun, Tess MacKenzie realized something she hadn't thought was possible: This lousy day could get worse."
Unearthed by C.J. Barry (C.J.'s book are all fabulous *love*)


  1. The first line of my NaNoWriMo is a bit silly like those; "For a mute, L'ark was breathing pretty loud."

  2. My first line for NaNo is:

    "With the clarity of mind that only laying on one’s death bead can bring, Darius knew he could not give the ring to his son."

    I actually really like that line, but it can't stay. *sigh* When I come back to edit I'm going to have to cut that whole first scene. Oh well, I needed to know what happened there, so it wasn't a total waist.

  3. Ahhh, that's too bad. But it does remind me of a line I have in a different part of my WriMo. XDDDD

    You'll have to let me read yours at some point, okay? 8D

  4. I thought I sent you the first couple chapters of "In the Twilight Between". Hmm, I can't remember now. I need to finish running that story through my Dragon :-)