You’ve read a lot of books, right? Did they have a memorable opening? Do you think you could recognize a book just by it’s first line? Try these ones:
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show..
I am always drawn back to the places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.
George is my name; my deeds have been heard of in Tower Hall, and my childhood has been chronicled in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
“To be born again ” sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, “first you have to die.”
Dying’s not so bad. At least I won’t have to answer the telephone.
Find out the answers – ahem – I mean, confirm that you were correct at First Lines, one of the funner experiments happening at Cornell University.