The opening lines of a book are always the most important, but what if that’s all there was?
During lunch at work, I had a thought, a dangerous game to play, but I wondered what would happen if I strung together a bunch of first sentences? Could I make a story out them?
Here is the first batch, if people enjoy this, I am going to be tempted to make more.
Title: The Flames Of Our Love
Author: Chris Hanson
First line: “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. It was a pleasure to burn. It was love at first sight.”
Analysis: I think what Mr. Hanson is trying to do here is encapsulate the forbidden love he’s always held in his heart. For whom, we’ll never know.
Title: My Life, My, Words… My Story.
Author: Christopher Walken
First line: “Call me Ishmael. I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. In a sense, I am Jacob Horner.”
Analysis: I… don’t know what Mr. Walken was trying to say here, but he writes with such conviction that I just can’t look away.
That’s about it for now! If you enjoyed this, I will do more, but please tell me so over Twitter!
-Lolita, Fahrenheit 451, Catch-22
-Moby Dick, Notes From Underground, The End Of The Road