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Ten first lines of favorite books...

Meant to do this ages ago. Then it got deleted. The bugger. Now here it is, sans any comments from me.

"The great gray beast February had eaten Harvey Swick alive."
- The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.

"The sun sets in the west (everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east, toward Lake Michigan."
- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

"Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree."
- Hogfather by Terry Pratchett.

"Who's there?"
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

"When shall we three meet again/ In thunder, lightning, or in rain?"
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

"Louis Creed, who had lost his father at three and who had never known a grandfather, never expected to find a father as he entered his middle age, but that was exactly what happened . . . although he called this man a friend, as a grown man must do when he finds the man who should have been his father relatively late in life."
- Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

"It was a breech birth; and so, right up to the very last moment of innocent ignorance, I remained aware of the midwife's boisterous, bawdy encouragement."
- Phantom by Susan Kay.

"On the night of August 31, 1901, a young man in his late twenties walked into the barroom of J. Nowak's saloon-hotel on the east side of Buffalo and asked for a room."
- The Man Who Shot McKinley by A. Wesley Johns.

"Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened."
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

"The history of the Galaxy has got a little muddled, for a number of reasons: partly because thoses who are trying to keep track of it have got a little muddled, but also because some very muddling things have been happening anyway."
- Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams.

Mmm... I'm sick from medication withdrawal and praying to the weather gods for no school tomorrow. Er... today.

Is this just not the most sickeningly positive and upbeat song ever? It just makes me so happy to hear it. "Neighbor to neighbor, father to son, one for all and all for one!"

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