The opening line of a novel talks volumes about it. It gives way into the tone and mood, and the wit or gravity, or both, of the author. Not all books have a beginning line that leaves a lasting impression on you. And most often than not, the best opening lines of a novel are those you feel that has summed up its entirety in one single line, after you are done reading it fully. Once again, not all opening lines can achieve that sort of an impression. Some books may be very popular and famous, but it's not always that they open up with a line that'll stay in your mind forever! To me, there are some of these books that I always think of when I think of opening lines.
I have always wanted, for as long as I remember, to use these lines as the beginning for my essays/stories, and write something entirely different. And finally, I got some time to actually trying that out! And, writing them has been so much fun because they turned out exactly how I have always imagined they would!
So, here's going to be a series of posts again- with my essays and stories with the beginning lines of these books, some of my all time favourites: Peter Pan, David Copperfield, Catch 22, 1984, Watership Down, Pygmalion, and A Tale of Two Cities.
I cannot wait to share them with you all on this blog, one by one! What is your favourite opening line of a book that has left a lasting impression on you? Share in the comments below, and stay tuned for the upcoming posts!