Top Five… Opening Lines

Here are my Top 5 opening lines from some of my favourite novels.


You would not think, to look at me, that I was a dangerous alien.

Maggie Prince, Memoirs of a Dangerous Alien


It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow city streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.

Trudi Canavan, The Magician’s Guild



There was once a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.

C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader



When the Dead Man got Rachel I was sitting in the back of a wrecked Mercedes wondering if the rain was going to stop.


Kevin Brooks, The Road of the Dead

And the winner is….


The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.

Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Let me know what you think should be on the list!

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