Thursday, May 31, 2007

A good first line grabs you by the neck.

So Jhumpa Lahiri tells us. [Freshly mentioned in my fiction class...]

Well, so there's this site now that posts up random first lines of books, twice daily. You can sit around and hem and haw, testing your literary prowess (or, if you're a writer like me, contemplate the marvel or lack thereof of a first line). Click on the link and you'll be taken to the Amazon page that tells you exactly what book it came from. And who knows? Maybe it'll be such a great first line that you'll just HAVE to buy the book.

Ooh, and you can get it sent to your email or texted too. Not that I need more junkmail.

2 drops:

moonrat said...

i knew confederacy of dunces!!

moonrat said...

someone seems to have a paul auster fetish.

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