13 Books with Opening Lines That Captivate

Sometimes, all it takes is one sentence to hook you; one single line to draw you in and mesmerize you until the last chapter. The books in this list have opening lines that do just that. So, skip the cover and judge a book by its opening line. 

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Editors Note: "When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere."

The Day of the Triffids (eBook)

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July 1, 2010

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Editors Note: “On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back.”

I Am Legend (eBook)

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May 14, 2011

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