Last week we considered some powerful first lines that we’ve read. And, as promised, here are the books they’re from:
“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.” The Princess Bride, William Goldman
“It’s Nathan’s fault I became God.” The God Game, Andrew Greely
“I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the water, and I wondered at how beautiful that was because it meant you could swim in Him or have Him brush your face in a breeze.” Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
“I’m going to cut him open.” Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
Now let’s share our own first lines from the books we’re working on now. Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books…whatever you’re writing, share those first, wondrous words with us here! But please, only ONE line.
I’ll jumpstart us. From a novel I’ve been working on for a number of years…
Death was just the motivation he needed.
Okay, your turn!