How does that quote go—that you only have one chance to make a first impression? The saying definitely applies to opening lines in books. Some of the most famous books in the world remain so because they immediately lure you in.
For those of you who've been around with me a while, you may remember that I have a love of Jane Austen's opening line in Pride and Prejudice, and tweaked it a bit for Alec in The Dom & the Redhead; "...a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a good wife."
**Andy Weir grabbed us hook, line, and sinker in The Martian with his opening line; "I'm pretty much f*cked."
J.M. Barrie taught us, in Peter Pan that "All children, but one, grow up."
What are some of your favorite opening lines? I can't wait to see them!