February 5th, 2011

fatcocks

Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?

“It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me.” — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

I think many people will  come up with this one. It is pretty unforgettable.  This is a great read altogether, although Burgess seems to have gone out of fashion.