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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 01:37 pm
Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?


Oh this is a good one...

"The Opera ghost really existed. He was not, as was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or a product of the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants or the concierge. Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade."

LOVE IT.

And now I want to read it again. Damn you LJ for making me! I guess it's that time of the year. I seem to want to reread it about once a year.

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rebeccatimmons
rebeccatimmons
rebeccatimmons
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)

Yes! This! And that is all I have to say about that.


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halfmoon_mollie
halfmoon_mollie
halfmoon_mollie
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)

oh yes. I have about three different translations of that book, and I love them all.


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divadeanna
divadeanna
divadeanna
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)

That is a fabulous one. A real attention-grabber. :)


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