I’ve recently started reading The Day of the Triffids By John Wyndham, and I just thought I’d share with you the first line.
Not many books have a first line that has me interested from the word go. Writer’s get told it’s an important thing, but I think few actually accomplish it. Which, I guess I’m glad for, because if every book I picked up had that first ‘power-line’ which grabbed me by the shoulders and sat me to attention then wouldn’t we start to take them for granted? It’s nice to stumble across something and really be blown away by it. If every first line in every book was as effective it wouldn’t be special anymore, would it? And what’s more, I wouldn’t be blogging about it!!! So here it is…….
“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like a Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”