Thursday, July 24, 2008

Booking through beginnings

What are your favourite first sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the first line?

As for beginnings are concerned, those do not make much difference to my reading. Books with good beginnings can turn out to be trash and books which are boring in the beginning can be masterpieces. A few books take a while for those to be understood. It does not mean those are bad ones.

For me the middle is more important than a beginning or an ending. My reading depends on many other things. Frankly I do not recall any beginnings. Now endings are a different issue altogether...