February 5th, 2011

Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

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

"It was a pleasure to burn.
It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed."

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

How can you not love a book that starts like that? Its one of my favorites, and this line speaks to my pyromaniac side. Its definitely a classic that is still relevant today, and more people should read this book.