Books With Our Favorite First Lines

List of the Month
kesäkuu 2023 (see all)
Kuvaus
First impressions are powerful, and the first lines of the books we read can pack quite a punch. Our List of the Month this June is devoted to the books with our favorite first lines. Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please do not downvote titles, as judgment in these matters is subjective.
1
tekijä: Jane Austen
81,765 jäsentä
1,371 arvostelua
½ 4.4
25 Members
rosalita, anglemark, LadyUndomiel, magnetgrrl, mldg, dewasus1, lizzy50usa, saskia17, amanda4242, merrystar, victoriapeak, sturlington, kleh, susanbooks, michigantrumpet, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, barefootsong, asiralh, Boand, steller0707, teesamai, loulourevisited, PeanutNoir, PureChaos
Selitykset
amanda4242: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
2
95,698 jäsentä
1,191 arvostelua
½ 4.3
3
20,987 jäsentä
616 arvostelua
4.2
4
37,105 jäsentä
454 arvostelua
3.9
17 Members
LadyUndomiel, paradoxosalpha, lahochstetler, dewasus1, PitcherBooks, merrystar, kleh, perennialreader, Tess_W, Boand, CharlesTheB, TMCTX, Tosta, HH_Library, loulourevisited, PeanutNoir, PureChaos
Selitykset
paradoxosalpha: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
5
tekijä: George Orwell
82,907 jäsentä
1,285 arvostelua
4.2
16 Members
lorax, Cecilturtle, paradoxosalpha, kleo, sturlington, souloftherose, susanbooks, katemcangus, al.vick, ahef1963, AntonioGallo, asiralh, steller0707, CharlesTheB, tekitora, PureChaos
Selitykset
al.vick: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
AntonioGallo: Phrases such as "Big Brother is watching you" and "doublethink" have entered the lexicon and are often used to describe similar situations in modern times.
6
tekijä: Douglas Adams
39,185 jäsentä
718 arvostelua
4.2
16 Members
LadyUndomiel, paradoxosalpha, yoyogod, abbottthomas, elenchus, Porua, al.vick, ahef1963, kristilabrie, timetunnel, SandraArdnas, asiralh, steller0707, DoomLuz, PeanutNoir, PureChaos
Selitykset
al.vick: "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun."
7
tekijä: C. S. Lewis
25,818 jäsentä
255 arvostelua
4
16 Members
scampus, LadyUndomiel, sharder, lizzy50usa, saskia17, amanda4242, masterdeski, merrystar, sturlington, EMS_24, al.vick, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, asiralh, steller0707, slimikin
Selitykset
ManWithAnAgenda: There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it
8
25,123 jäsentä
526 arvostelua
4.1
9
tekijä: Ray Bradbury
54,594 jäsentä
1,010 arvostelua
4
10
tekijä: Leo Tolstoy
38,917 jäsentä
626 arvostelua
4.1
13 Members
Cecilturtle, LadyUndomiel, lahochstetler, dewasus1, saskia17, Cecrow, PitcherBooks, kleh, perennialreader, katemcangus, Tess_W, CharlesTheB, HH_Library
Selitykset
perennialreader: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
11
tekijä: Dodie Smith
9,285 jäsentä
298 arvostelua
4.1
12
tekijä: L. P. Hartley
2,357 jäsentä
40 arvostelua
4
12 Members
anglemark, pitjrw, abbottthomas, dewasus1, elenchus, victoriapeak, kleh, RBeffa, susanbooks, Boand, steller0707, loulourevisited
Selitykset
susanbooks: The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
13
9,966 jäsentä
433 arvostelua
3.9
10 Members
rosalita, pitjrw, sturlington, Porua, ahef1963, msemmag, ManWithAnAgenda, asiralh, steller0707, DoomLuz
Selitykset
ManWithAnAgenda: No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.
14
23,271 jäsentä
376 arvostelua
3.9
9 Members
hipdeep, kleo, GuyMontag, Cecrow, elenchus, souloftherose, vwinsloe, timetunnel, Mguod
Selitykset
Cecrow: "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
15
tekijä: Karl Marx
15,308 jäsentä
137 arvostelua
½ 3.5
8 Members
paradoxosalpha, pitjrw, elenchus, kleh, susanbooks, ahef1963, elahrairah, PureChaos
Selitykset
susanbooks: A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism.
16
40,027 jäsentä
962 arvostelua
4
8 Members
Aquila, Cecilturtle, LadyUndomiel, dewasus1, masterdeski, TMCTX, Tosta, PureChaos
Selitykset
Aquila: "It was a dark and stormy night."
17
tekijä: J. M. Barrie
19,248 jäsentä
323 arvostelua
3.9
7 Members
scampus, dewasus1, saskia17, Tess_W, al.vick, AbigailAdams26, barefootsong
Selitykset
AbigailAdams26: “All children, except one, grow up."
18
44,858 jäsentä
692 arvostelua
4.2
6 Members
lorax, pitjrw, kleo, perennialreader, SandraArdnas, CharlesTheB
Selitykset
SandraArdnas: Many years later as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. (...) The world was so recent that many things lacked names
19
24,279 jäsentä
211 arvostelua
4.1
6 Members
paradoxosalpha, magnetgrrl, elenchus, AntonioGallo, barefootsong, slimikin
Selitykset
paradoxosalpha: When I had journeyed half of our life's way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray.
AntonioGallo: I prefer "Inferno" since it is known for its exploration of moral and ethical issues. Dante uses the sins and punishments of the various characters to comment on the nature of sin, justice, and divine retribution. This gives the book a timeless quality that continues to resonate with readers today. Life, sometimes, is just like Inferno
20
tekijä: Sylvia Plath
28,406 jäsentä
505 arvostelua
4
6 Members
lahochstetler, susanbooks, msemmag, ManWithAnAgenda, Tosta, HH_Library
Selitykset
ManWithAnAgenda: It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.
21
tekijä: Martha Wells
5,706 jäsentä
351 arvostelua
4.1
5 Members
lizzy50usa, souloftherose, asiralh, Tosta, slimikin
Selitykset
souloftherose: "I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module..."
22
tekijä: Donna Tartt
20,687 jäsentä
551 arvostelua
4.1
5 Members
lahochstetler, sturlington, msemmag, teesamai, jsclar
Selitykset
sturlington: The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.
23
18,762 jäsentä
1,267 arvostelua
4.1
5 Members
saskia17, flying_monkeys, msjudy, Tosta, HH_Library
Selitykset
saskia17: The circus arrives without warning.
24
tekijä: Kurt Vonnegut
44,498 jäsentä
708 arvostelua
4.1
5 Members
rosalita, elenchus, ahef1963, SandraArdnas, Tosta
Selitykset
SandraArdnas: All this happened, more or less.
25
24,025 jäsentä
990 arvostelua
4.2
5 Members
chin2chin, masterdeski, Tess_W, al.vick, HH_Library
Selitykset
al.vick: Prologue: "People disappear all the time."
26
tekijä: E. B. White
36,552 jäsentä
1,025 arvostelua
4.2
27
35,898 jäsentä
537 arvostelua
3.8
5 Members
Cecrow, CharlesTheB, Tosta, HH_Library, loulourevisited
Selitykset
Cecrow: "Call me Ishmael."
28
25,134 jäsentä
532 arvostelua
½ 4.3
5 Members
paradoxosalpha, merrystar, al.vick, ahef1963, PureChaos
Selitykset
al.vick: "This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it."
29
tekijä: Italo Calvino
12,648 jäsentä
258 arvostelua
4.1
4 Members
anglemark, msemmag, CharlesTheB, kay.emme
Selitykset
anglemark: "You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, 'If on a winter's night a traveler'."
30
tekijä: Andy Weir
18,482 jäsentä
1,244 arvostelua
½ 4.3
4 Members
al.vick, timetunnel, HH_Library, PatrickBenner
Selitykset
al.vick: "I'm pretty much fucked."
31
tekijä: Isak Dinesen
5,263 jäsentä
101 arvostelua
3.9
4 Members
otori, kleh, perennialreader, loulourevisited
Selitykset
otori: “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”
perennialreader: I had a Farm in Africa.
32
tekijä: Henry James
10,925 jäsentä
125 arvostelua
3.9
4 Members
PitcherBooks, EMS_24, ManWithAnAgenda, Boand
Selitykset
ManWithAnAgenda: Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
33
tekijä: Jane Austen
21,901 jäsentä
417 arvostelua
3.8
4 Members
amanda4242, susanbooks, barefootsong, slimikin
Selitykset
amanda4242: "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine."
34
tekijä: Stephen King
23,002 jäsentä
500 arvostelua
3.8
3 Members
scampus, ianreads, sturlington
Selitykset
sturlington: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.
35
482 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
3.8
4 Members
paradoxosalpha, magnetgrrl, yoyogod, elenchus
Selitykset
yoyogod: The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
36
tekijä: Tamsyn Muir
4,707 jäsentä
186 arvostelua
4.1
3 Members
Aquila, msemmag, asiralh
Selitykset
Aquila: "In the myriadic year of our lord—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House of the Ninth."
37
tekijä: A. A. Milne
13,696 jäsentä
206 arvostelua
½ 4.3
4 Members
scampus, elenchus, susanbooks, ManWithAnAgenda
Selitykset
susanbooks: Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.
38
16,145 jäsentä
388 arvostelua
4
3 Members
Aquila, msemmag, DoomLuz
Selitykset
Aquila: "I’ll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination."
39
tekijä: Homer
27,859 jäsentä
381 arvostelua
4
3 Members
anglemark, sharder, loulourevisited
Selitykset
anglemark: μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος / οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε
40
36,509 jäsentä
743 arvostelua
4.1
3 Members
sharder, barefootsong, Mark.Milton
Selitykset
barefootsong: "Lyra and her dæmon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen."
41
tekijä: Iain Banks
3,230 jäsentä
59 arvostelua
4
3 Members
lorax, anglemark, Boand
Selitykset
anglemark: "It was the day my grandmother exploded."
42
tekijä: Albert Camus
35,881 jäsentä
505 arvostelua
3.9
3 Members
Cecilturtle, Boand, CharlesTheB
Selitykset
Cecilturtle: Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.
43
tekijä: Marcel Proust
11,281 jäsentä
181 arvostelua
4.2
3 Members
Cecilturtle, kleh, susanbooks
Selitykset
susanbooks: For a long time I used to go to bed early.
44
tekijä: Sarah Waters
5,139 jäsentä
148 arvostelua
4
3 Members
anglemark, kristilabrie, msemmag
Selitykset
kristilabrie: "Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster?"
45
tekijä: Jon Stone
5,299 jäsentä
105 arvostelua
½ 4.5
3 Members
hipdeep, EerierIdyllMeme, lahochstetler
Selitykset
EerierIdyllMeme: On the copyright page: "This is a very dull page. What is on the next page?"
46
11,396 jäsentä
156 arvostelua
4.1
3 Members
saskia17, PitcherBooks, merrystar
Selitykset
saskia17: Everything starts somewhere, though many physicists disagree.
47
tekijä: Tom Robbins
5,810 jäsentä
75 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
vwinsloe, SandraArdnas
Selitykset
vwinsloe: "If this typewriter can't do it, then fuck it, it can't be done."
48
tekijä: Norton Juster
17,739 jäsentä
424 arvostelua
½ 4.3
3 Members
merrystar, sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
Selitykset
sturlington: There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself—not just sometimes, but always.
49
tekijä: P. L. Travers
6,492 jäsentä
164 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
scampus, merrystar
Selitykset
merrystar: If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane, all you have to do is ask the policeman at the crossroad.
50
3,778 jäsentä
75 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
SavvyScot, amanda4242
Selitykset
amanda4242: "to wound the autumnal city."
51
19,351 jäsentä
347 arvostelua
4
2 Members
saskia17, DoomLuz
Selitykset
saskia17: Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
52
21,286 jäsentä
278 arvostelua
4.1
2 Members
msjudy, PeanutNoir
Selitykset
PeanutNoir: "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
53
tekijä: Isak Dinesen
2,125 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
4
2 Members
victoriapeak, RBeffa
Selitykset
RBeffa: I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
54
1,287 jäsentä
82 arvostelua
½ 3.5
2 Members
LadyUndomiel, asiralh
Selitykset
asiralh: “Once upon a time on a small, watery, excitable planet called Earth, in a small, watery, excitable country called Italy, a soft-spoken, rather nice-looking young gentleman by the name of Enrico Fermi was born into a family so overprotective that he felt compelled to invent the atomic bomb.”
55
tekijä: H. G. Wells
18,653 jäsentä
311 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
hipdeep, fvenez
Selitykset
hipdeep: No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
56
10,398 jäsentä
285 arvostelua
4
2 Members
rosalita, abbottthomas
Selitykset
abbottthomas: It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.
57
tekijä: John Crowley
1,163 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, SandraArdnas
Selitykset
paradoxosalpha: There were angels in the glass, two four six many of them, each one shuffling into his place in line like an alderman at the Lord Mayor's show.
58
tekijä: Emily Brontë
52,704 jäsentä
702 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
tina1969, Tess_W
Selitykset
Tess_W: “I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.”
59
4,843 jäsentä
114 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
hipdeep, pitjrw
Selitykset
hipdeep: This is the saddest story I have ever heard.
60
1,424 jäsentä
175 arvostelua
4.1
2 Members
otori, vwinsloe
Selitykset
vwinsloe: "He began to die when he was twenty-one, but tuberculosis is slow and sly and subtle."
61
tekijä: Tanith Lee
689 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
anglemark, slimikin
Selitykset
anglemark: "My friend Hergal had killed himself again."
62
2,378 jäsentä
35 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
kleo, msjudy
Selitykset
msjudy: And then, after walking all day through a golden haze of humid warmth that gathered about him like fine wet fleece, Valentine came to a great ridge of outcropping white stone overlooking the city of Pidruid.
63
tekijä: Rose Macaulay
1,272 jäsentä
37 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
pitjrw, perennialreader
Selitykset
perennialreader: Take my camel, dear, said my aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.
64
tekijä: Graham Greene
6,609 jäsentä
171 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, katemcangus
Selitykset
rosalita: "A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which, to look ahead."
65
tekijä: James Joyce
21,419 jäsentä
216 arvostelua
½ 3.7
2 Members
Cecrow, CharlesTheB
Selitykset
Cecrow: "Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo...."
66
tekijä: Harper Lee
79,353 jäsentä
1,433 arvostelua
½ 4.4
2 Members
kleo, perennialreader
Selitykset
perennialreader: When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
67
30,912 jäsentä
445 arvostelua
4.1
68
19,446 jäsentä
325 arvostelua
4.1
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, elenchus
Selitykset
paradoxosalpha: Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.
69
tekijä: Douglas Adams
4,143 jäsentä
83 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
al.vick, SandraArdnas
Selitykset
al.vick: "This isn't at all what I expected. In 1985, by some sort of journalistic accident I was sent to Madagascar with Mark Carwardine to look for an almost extinct form of lemur called the aye-aye. None of the three of us had ever met before. I had never met Mark, Mark had never met me, and no one, apparently, had seen an aye-aye in years."
70
816 jäsentä
35 arvostelua
4
2 Members
EerierIdyllMeme, CharlesTheB
Selitykset
EerierIdyllMeme: There once lived, at a series of temporary addresses across the United States of America, a traveling man of Indian origin, advancing years, and retreating mental powers, who, on account of his love for mindless television, had spent far too much of his life in the yellow light of tawdry motel rooms watching an excess of it, and had suffered a peculiar form of brain damage as a result.
71
1 jäsen
2 Members
hipdeep, Tess_W
Selitykset
hipdeep: En arkhêi ên ho lógos, kaì ho lógos ên pròs tòn theón, kaì theòs ên ho lógos. | In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Tess_W: In the beginning was the Word.
72
tekijä: Anthony Doerr
19,134 jäsentä
886 arvostelua
½ 4.3
2 Members
Tess_W, msjudy
Selitykset
msjudy: At dusk they fall from the sky.
73
4,806 jäsentä
148 arvostelua
4
2 Members
Tess_W, al.vick
Selitykset
al.vick: "My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred and his father was also called Uhtred."
74
7,636 jäsentä
193 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
saskia17, msemmag
Selitykset
saskia17: The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone.
75
18,297 jäsentä
454 arvostelua
3.9
Member
kristilabrie
Selitykset
kristilabrie: "In eighteenth century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages."
76
14,090 jäsentä
245 arvostelua
4.1
Member
otori
Selitykset
otori: “Barrabas came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy. ”
77
tekijä: Pearl S. Buck
14,043 jäsentä
263 arvostelua
4
Member
Micheller7
Selitykset
Micheller7: “It was Wang Lung’s wedding day.” I have remembered this line for about 65 years.
78
tekijä: Franz Kafka
12,728 jäsentä
220 arvostelua
3.9
Member
sharder
79
tekijä: Evelyn Waugh
12,716 jäsentä
263 arvostelua
4
Member
dud5ers
80
tekijä: Douglas Adams
12,276 jäsentä
120 arvostelua
3.9
Member
EerierIdyllMeme
Selitykset
EerierIdyllMeme: It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "as pretty as an airport".
81
10,868 jäsentä
142 arvostelua
4.1
Member
paradoxosalpha
Selitykset
paradoxosalpha: A screaming comes across the sky.
82
tekijä: V. E. Schwab
7,691 jäsentä
322 arvostelua
3.9
Member
Archakr
Selitykset
Archakr: "Kell wore a very peculiar coat."
83
tekijä: Michel Faber
6,774 jäsentä
197 arvostelua
3.9
Member
Moloch
Selitykset
Moloch: "Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them." It's the book that speaks directly to the reader; I was instantly hooked.
84
6,667 jäsentä
126 arvostelua
½ 4.3
Member
perennialreader
Selitykset
perennialreader: So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration.
85
6,022 jäsentä
96 arvostelua
3.9
Member
Yuki-Onna
Selitykset
Yuki-Onna: I often dream about the Dolphin Hotel.
86
4,591 jäsentä
131 arvostelua
3.8
Member
Porua
Selitykset
Porua: In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses, above a certain rent, are women.
87
4,287 jäsentä
235 arvostelua
4.2
Member
Brubow
Selitykset
Brubow: "Late one evening toward the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-bareled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there."
88
tekijä: Harlan Coben
3,581 jäsentä
90 arvostelua
3.9
Member
LibraryCin
Selitykset
LibraryCin: Three days before her death, my mother told me -- these weren't her last words, but they were pretty lose -- that my brother was still alive.
89
tekijä: James M. Cain
3,498 jäsentä
132 arvostelua
½ 3.7
Member
PeanutNoir
Selitykset
PeanutNoir: "They threw me off the hay truck about noon."
90
tekijä: J. G. Ballard
2,547 jäsentä
84 arvostelua
½ 3.7
Member
sinki
Selitykset
sinki: "Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months."
91
1,807 jäsentä
38 arvostelua
4.2
Member
exhocforte
Selitykset
exhocforte: "It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me."
92
tekijä: Daisy Ashford
554 jäsentä
19 arvostelua
3.8
Member
abbottthomas
Selitykset
abbottthomas: Mr Salteena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking peaple to stay with him.
93
490 jäsentä
9 arvostelua
4.2
Member
barefootsong
Selitykset
barefootsong: "When I was nine years old, I hid under a table and heard my sister kill a king." This first line has stuck with me since I first read this in sixth grade.
94
tekijä: Margaret Mahy
342 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
½ 3.7
Member
Aquila
Selitykset
Aquila: "When, suddenly, on an ordinary Wednesday, it seemed to Barney that the world tilted and ran downhill in all directions, he knew he was about to be haunted again."
95
247 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
4
Member
AbigailAdams26
Selitykset
AbigailAdams26: Mr. C'Mere's first line: "Humans were diggers and buriers, the cat thought, like dogs." Zoë's first line: "I'd hoped for better, Henry's being a heart doctor. A job like that, you'd think he might actually have a heart."
96
102 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
4
Member
prosfilaes
Selitykset
prosfilaes: It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
97
tekijä: Nescio
80 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.6
Member
EMS_24
Selitykset
EMS_24: 'Except for the man who thought Sarphatistraat was the most beautiful place in Europe, I have never known a more curious fellow than the 'bummer/ deadbeat/ .'' - "Behalve den man, die de Sarphatistraat de mooiste plek van Europa vond, heb ik nooit een wonderlijker kerel gekend dan den uitvreter."
98
tekijä: Ian Frazier
19 jäsentä
½ 4.3
Member
cpg
Selitykset
cpg: "Of the beasts of the field, and of the fishes of the sea, and of all foods that are acceptable in my sight you may eat, but not in the living room."
99
6 jäsentä
Member
paulmdh
100
32,001 jäsentä
559 arvostelua
4.1