Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

First Lines...

You know what I want.”

Hearing him behind her, she jerked and dropped her paintbrush. It slid across the canvas, streaking the emerald gulf water with a bold, jagged slash of white.”

.... Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

2 comments:

Audrey; (AyC) said...

I love the first lines of The Knife of Never Letting Go. I don't have it with me right now, but it's awesome :)

great post!
I feel that first lines should set the tone for the book.

Suzanne said...

Hi Audrey!
I've wanted to read that book for a long time! I'm going to have to see if I can read the excerpt for it now and catch those first lines!

Yes, after you pick a book up to see if you like it, those first few lines you read are what's going to make you keep reading, or put it down.

Thanks for sharing!

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