Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Your Tuesday night moment of noir

Some novels’ opening sentences are so goddamn fantastic, you just gotta share ’em. Hat tip to Duane, who’s written some brilliant opening sentences himself.

“When his girlfriend greeted him at the door dressed only in a T-shirt and thong, then kissed him hard on the mouth without a word before pulling him into her ground-floor bedroom, she was so worked up she didn’t even notice that he was wearing gloves.”

Deadline
by Simon Kernick
(Corgi, 2008)

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2 Comments:

At 3:55 AM, Blogger Mark said...

One of my favorite opening lines is from Stephen King's Dark Tower series:

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Not as classy as your own quote, I'll admit.

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Black Bloke said...

Highly off-topic:

I thought this video from last night might be right up your alley Wally. The folks who recorded it call it, "Protestors Tear Gassed! Raw footage - gnooze tear gassed in St. Paul!" Link: http://gnooze.com/archives/235

Pass it on.

 

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