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Post by Tzara Drusak » 08 Feb 2018, 15:45

"It was the anniversary of something bad."

Way to start a book J.R.R.R. Hardison with the ridiculously funny Fish Wielder.

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Post by Redlegs » 09 Feb 2018, 21:05

cristinaro wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 12:32
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Why at the beginning of things is there always light?
One of my favourite books ever!
It frightened him to think what must have gone into the making of her eyes.

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

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Post by DEBUELLA » 10 Feb 2018, 00:19

Shy swallowed Hard.

Leto by Susan Bliler

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Post by Redlegs » 11 Feb 2018, 00:02

Down the back of the Southern Cross kids were shooting butterflies.

The Glass Canoe, David Ireland
It frightened him to think what must have gone into the making of her eyes.

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

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Post by nfdaniel85 » 11 Feb 2018, 15:22

"Roaring thunder crackled and boomed, rippling across the waters of the Maltherean Sea, bouncing from isle to isle"
The Golden Age, James Maxwell

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Post by Polgesteirg » 12 Feb 2018, 20:45

It was a perfect night for a walk in Canton, Jason Conner thought.

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Post by Tur turee » 14 Feb 2018, 01:01

Mommy, I'm hungry!" I say looking for her.
Fifty shades darker

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Post by brunettebiblio » 14 Feb 2018, 08:59

There had been no major incidents-at least, nothing of the sort I imagined could happen my first week at Vandenberg School for Boys (no salmonella outbreak, no still-lit cigarette imprudently disposed in a wastebasket, no menacingly quiet freshman with a handgun).

ARC of Indecent by Corinne Sullivan

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Post by wiesnerandrew » 14 Feb 2018, 09:40

"Reverend, you have a visitor."

Raven's Peak - Lincoln Cole

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Post by Snrains13 » 14 Feb 2018, 20:09

Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Post by Dest_Robinson » 14 Feb 2018, 20:57

On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front of a house on a tree-lined street.
Cruel Prince - Holly Black

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Post by Pmoser » 15 Feb 2018, 06:57

The dinner was at the colonel’s - an old-fashioned, partly furnished, two-story house nearly a century old which crouches down behind a larger and more modern dwelling fronting on Bedford Place within a stone’s throw of the tall clock tower of Jefferson Market.

Colonel Carter of Cartersville...F. Hopkinson Smith

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Post by stacie k » 15 Feb 2018, 13:07

The slender figure slowed his pace as he approached 22 Westbrook Drive.

Hard Place by Douglas Stewart

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Post by Redlegs » 16 Feb 2018, 01:40

All the June Saturday afternoon Sam Pollit's children were on the lookout as they skated around the dirt sidewalks and seamed old asphalt of R Street and Reservoir Road that bounded the deep-grassed acres of Tohoga House, their home.

The Man Who Loved Children, Christina Stead.
It frightened him to think what must have gone into the making of her eyes.

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

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Post by McFatter » 16 Feb 2018, 11:51

A doctor took pictures of my lungs. They were full of snow flurries.

Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto.


(Technically the first two sentences, but this is clearly the author's first statement to kick off his narrative.)

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