First Lines Friday #9

It’s time for another First Lines Friday! Hosted by Wandering Words!!

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without revealing which book it is.

– Reveal the book!

So… do these first lines entice you?

He’d never intended to become a thief.
Edgar Miller considered this as he wedged the end of his crowbar against the sill and began to prise open the sash window. He’d always planned to do something worthwhile with his life, to make something of himself. Life, however, had pointedly refused to provide him with any opportunities.

Scroll down to reveal the book!

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Paradox Lost by George Mann

These first lines definitely get a different vibe from when you know the book vs when you don’t! Knowing it’s a Doctor Who book makes this all seem a lot lighter, but before you see that cover it feels like a heavy book. Like a hard historical fiction about a man down on his luck. I love how much context can change how a text feels!

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