Favorite Opening Lines....
It seems that some authors are really great at tearing your attention out of your head and holding it hostage just with the opening line of some of their books. Just curious what some of your favorites are. Here are a few of mine:
"Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die." - [I]Fight Club[/I]
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." - [I]The Gunslinger[/I]
"I can count my overdoses on one hand." - [I]The Contortionist Handbook[/I]
"I was 50 years old and I hadn't been to bed with a woman for four years." - [I]Women[/I]
"This is a tale of meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast." - [I]Breakfast of Champions[/I]
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." - [I]Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas[/I]
Do not speak- unless it improves on silence.