Friday, May 8, 2009

First Line Friday

Thanks Kathy. :) You can find Kathy at
FIRST LINE FRIDAY...First lines have always intrigued me since I heard an author say that writing the first sentence is, by far, the most difficult part of writing a novel. The reasoning was that a first sentence can make the reader continue reading or cause the book to be tossed aside.So, go to your To Be Read Pile, choose as many books as you want and share the first line. Be sure to include the title and author so that if your reader also finds it intriguing, they can find the book.Also, share your thoughts about the first line. Does it draw you in? Is it...exciting...thought provoking...scary...funny?

One of the books in my TBR pile is Long Lost by Harlan Coben. Here's the first sentence and boy its a doozy!

Two days before I learned the secret she'd kept buried for a decade---the seemingly personal secret that would not only devastate the two of us but change the world forever---Terese Collins called me at five AM, pushing me from one quasi-erotic dream into another.

That's got to be the longest first line I've ever read. LOL. Makes you wonder if the secret is something better than the erotic dream the character is having. Must be because the second line has Terese telling him to Come to Paris. We'll see how this book turns out.

1 comment:

  1. That's a FANTASTIC first line!

    I have a Coban book in my TBR pile. I know Lori likes them. I really need to read it!