Now it's time for Book Beginnings [a Page Turner TM idea]! I'm currently reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and here's the opening line:
"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?' "
Not a very intriguing opening, IMO. Considering that this story is pretty messed up (in a good way), this start is a little boring. It does show Alice's anxiousness, but it doesn't really endear the reader to her. Is Alice an endearing character anyway?
Yes it is unusual that such a classic has a fairly mediocre opening...
I love it. What a wonderful story! I read it earlier this year and it was so nice to take a trip down memory lane.
I love this opening line. Great choice.
Here is my BBF :)
Actually, when I picture Alice in her boredom, I am prepared for something to shake things up a bit...but then, maybe that's because I know what's going to happen...lol.
I recently reread Alice in Wonderland for a challenge. I was disappointed that the edition I read had only black and white drawings. My childhood book had fabulous colorful pictures! Hey, I can relate to Alice!
Here's my beginnings:
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