A great book starts with a great opening. I have a passion for books that hook me right from the opening sentence and I firmly believe that the opening sentence gets a reader to the third paragraph and so on. Here are my picks for some of the best opening lines ever (though I may not have “loved” the book itself):
“You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.” Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.