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    FORT Fogey Leftcoaster's Avatar
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    Re: You Had Me At The First Line

    My non-cooperative memory won't dish up any first line that sold a story to me. I'm inclined to believe there hasn't been one.
    I'm familiar enough with the concept, but for me it's been a page, or at least a paragraph that demonstrated to me I was in for the duration from the git-go.
    There've been so many books that started out lackluster which proved themselves by the end, that I've come to recognize that not everyone is equally capable in beginning, carrying, or ending a story.

    Not all superior stories, in my view, are uniformly superior.
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    Re: You Had Me At The First Line

    I really liked Stephen King's The Gunslinger's first line -

    The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed

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