I have a passion. First sentences. I love first sentences. Some are amazing (the hook), some average (the line) and some, for me, are just eh! (stinkers).
I've collected them for years. These are the ones I've read.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Iles be reading this book
I was shelving books this afternoon and picked up the book DEAD SLEEP by Greg Iles to return to the stacks. I opened it up to the first sentence and read, closed the book with satisfaction and placed it in my stack of books to check out. It read:
I stopped shooting people six months ago, just after I won the Pulitzer Prize.
That is an example of a great hook. It's going home with me.