They say the first line of a story is crucial - it needs to really stand out somehow to draw the reader in. So I was musing over the first lines of some of my favorite novels.
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
"I was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with my nose in a book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him."
"My suffering left me sad and gloomy."
"It was love at first sight."
"My father's name being Pirrip, and my Christian name being Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip."
"The towers of Zenith apired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods."
What do you think?