Monday, 17 April 2017
Famous Opening Lines
A Tale Of Two Cities;
Pride And Prejudice;
The War Of The Worlds (in fact, read the opening paragraph).
We should cherish opening lines. What are the opening lines of the first Time Patrol, Nicholas van Rijn and Dominic Flandry stories?
This opening sentence certainly deserves fame:
"The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning."
-Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (London, 1965), p. 7.
I recently reread You Only Live Twice, finding some interesting parallels with Anderson's sf spy character, Flandry. Maybe I will reread Casino Royale on the same basis?