October 26, 2004

Pick Up Lines

Terry Teachout's Girl in Chicago picks up on a thread over at Critical Mass discussing memorable openings in literature.

One of my all-time favorites, one that immediately said so much to my sensibilities when I read it despite its minimal length, was the opening sentence from C.S. Lewis' Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrub, and he almost deserved it.


How about you guys?

Posted by Robert at October 26, 2004 09:30 AM | TrackBack

“Living on a sandwich and a case of the finest aluminum-clad friends six dollars can buy, on the banks of Elkhorn Creek, hidden in the bushes from the fish and wildlife man, I remain true to my word: I will love you ‘til the day I die.” - Vic Barry, 1987 - from Nine Miles Over.

Posted by: Vic Barry (former regional rock star) at October 26, 2004 03:26 PM
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