This made me want to open the first page of so many books,
The selections below are a few of my favourites, which invited, pulled or hauled me into the story. I’d love to read opening lines that draw you into a book, so please feel free to leave any favourites in the comments.
The best trick I ever pulled off was watching myself die. I did a respectable job of it too – the dying, I mean, not the watching.
Tricked by Kevin Hearne
She thought of Chaos, and the original confusion, and felt as if she were part of that tumult. Earth and sea and heaven and hell were mixed up, and everything inside her was a whirligig. The Greek chorus was screaming in her head, all of them wanting out.
Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell
London, 1860. Dream world of pain and pleasure, of fantasy and phantom. It is midnight, a full moon and a cold mist rising…
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