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Best First Lines

Beschrijving: Novels that have excellent or memorable first lines. Started from American Book Review's 100 Best First Lines from Novels (http://americanbookreview.org/100bestlines.asp)

Leden: 6 deelnemende leden (toon alle)

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1
71,779 leden, 1,258 besprekingen
4.4 sterren (4.4 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (2), aethercowboy (2), merrystar (4), ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Score: 12.02

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (2): It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

2
21,829 leden, 230 besprekingen
4.03 sterren (4.03 sterren)

Lijsten: merrystar (3), Aquila (6), ManWithAnAgenda (19), hipdeep (24), aethercowboy (47)

Score: 10.85

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (47): There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it

3
83,396 leden, 1,101 besprekingen
4.27 sterren (4.27 sterren)

Lijsten: merrystar (1), Aquila (3), hipdeep (17)

Score: 9.01

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (17): In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

4
8,523 leden, 284 besprekingen
4.11 sterren (4.11 sterren)

Lijsten: merrystar (2), ManWithAnAgenda (9), Aquila (19), aethercowboy (82)

Score: 8.92

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (82): I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.

5
73,291 leden, 1,184 besprekingen
4.23 sterren (4.23 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (8), aethercowboy (8), Aquila (13), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

Score: 8.52

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (8): It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

6
22,596 leden, 500 besprekingen
4.27 sterren (4.27 sterren)

Lijsten: merrystar (5), hipdeep (13), Aquila (16)

Score: 6.78

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (13): This is my favorite book in all the world, though I've never read it.

7
21,071 leden, 446 besprekingen
4.09 sterren (4.09 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (1), merrystar (6)

Score: 6.56

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (1): Marley was dead, to begin with.

8
38,938 leden, 491 besprekingen
3.9 sterren (3.9 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (7), aethercowboy (12), ManWithAnAgenda (33)

Score: 6.28

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (12): You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter.

9
34,589 leden, 592 besprekingen
4.15 sterren (4.15 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (6), Aquila (17), hipdeep (33)

Score: 6.2

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (6): Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

10
31,342 leden, 492 besprekingen
3.81 sterren (3.81 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (1), ManWithAnAgenda (14)

Score: 6.07

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (1): Call me Ishmael.

11
32,795 leden, 423 besprekingen
3.93 sterren (3.93 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (9), Aquila (18), hipdeep (31)

Score: 5.95

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (9): It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.… (meer)

12
40,523 leden, 644 besprekingen
4.11 sterren (4.11 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (6), ManWithAnAgenda (30), aethercowboy (38)

Score: 5.88

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (38): All this happened, more or less.

13
13,917 leden, 342 besprekingen
4.05 sterren (4.05 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (1), hipdeep (28)

Score: 5.74

Verklaringen:

Aquila (1): I’ll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination.

14
27,166 leden, 403 besprekingen
4.06 sterren (4.06 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (18), ManWithAnAgenda (23), aethercowboy (27)

Score: 5.52

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (27): Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.… (meer)

15
47,396 leden, 916 besprekingen
4.02 sterren (4.02 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (9), ManWithAnAgenda (29), aethercowboy (53)

Score: 5.52

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (53): It was a pleasure to burn.

16
18,312 leden, 555 besprekingen
4.22 sterren (4.22 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (4), hipdeep (5)

Score: 5.5

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (5): Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

17
16,980 leden, 316 besprekingen
3.98 sterren (3.98 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (10), ManWithAnAgenda (39), aethercowboy (44)

Score: 5.4

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (44): Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

18
4,398 leden, 93 besprekingen
3.78 sterren (3.78 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (2), aethercowboy (18)

Score: 5.31

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (18): This is the saddest story I have ever heard.

19
6,032 leden, 161 besprekingen
3.96 sterren (3.96 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (26), hipdeep (32), aethercowboy (54)

Score: 4.93

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (54): A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.

20
40,733 leden, 629 besprekingen
4.18 sterren (4.18 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (4), hipdeep (25)

Score: 4.62

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (4): Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.… (meer)

21
21,203 leden, 344 besprekingen
3.92 sterren (3.92 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (4), aethercowboy (30)

Score: 4.54

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (30): The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

22
1,589 leden, 47 besprekingen
4.03 sterren (4.03 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (3), aethercowboy (92)

Score: 4.33

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (92): He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.

23
29,216 leden, 523 besprekingen
4.09 sterren (4.09 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (5), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Score: 4.32

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (5): Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.

24
691 leden, 30 besprekingen
3.43 sterren (3.43 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (11), ManWithAnAgenda (15)

Score: 4.23

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (11): The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are you in trouble?—Do-you-need-advice?—Write-to-Miss-Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared at a piece of white cardboard.… (meer)

25
14,588 leden, 186 besprekingen
3.99 sterren (3.99 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (10), hipdeep (26)

Score: 4.02

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (10): I am an invisible man.

26
7,845 leden, 376 besprekingen
3.92 sterren (3.92 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Score: 4

Verklaringen:

ManWithAnAgenda (1): No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.… (meer)

27
108 leden, 3 besprekingen
3.75 sterren (3.75 sterren)

Lijsten: Macbeth (1)

Score: 4

Verklaringen:

Macbeth (1): I blame the Pope

28
64,040 leden, 1,019 besprekingen
3.79 sterren (3.79 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (16), ManWithAnAgenda (17)

Score: 3.97

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (16): If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.… (meer)

29
25,262 leden, 451 besprekingen
3.96 sterren (3.96 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (6), aethercowboy (67)

Score: 3.95

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (67): It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.

30
7,106 leden, 106 besprekingen
3.9 sterren (3.9 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (19), ManWithAnAgenda (20)

Score: 3.81

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (19): I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing;—that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind;—and, for aught they knew to the contrary, even the fortunes of his whole house might take their turn from the humours and dispositions which were then uppermost:—Had they duly weighed and considered all this, and proceeded accordingly,—I am verily persuaded I should have made a quite different figure in the world, from that, in which the reader is likely to see me.… (meer)

31
64,463 leden, 1,060 besprekingen
3.86 sterren (3.86 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (8), aethercowboy (64)

Score: 3.79

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (64): In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.

32
18,268 leden, 216 besprekingen
4.01 sterren (4.01 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (13), ManWithAnAgenda (32)

Score: 3.79

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (13): Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.

33
19,454 leden, 191 besprekingen
3.71 sterren (3.71 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (17), ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Score: 3.78

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (17): Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.… (meer)

34
18,768 leden, 236 besprekingen
4.09 sterren (4.09 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (20), hipdeep (23)

Score: 3.72

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (20): Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

35
20,463 leden, 381 besprekingen
3.9 sterren (3.9 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (21), aethercowboy (26)

Score: 3.64

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (26): 124 was spiteful.

36
16,081 leden, 295 besprekingen
3.95 sterren (3.95 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (21), hipdeep (27)

Score: 3.62

Verklaringen:

Aquila (21): All children, except one, grow up.

37
2,074 leden, 36 besprekingen
3.97 sterren (3.97 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (10), aethercowboy (78)

Score: 3.6

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (78): The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

38
509 leden, 17 besprekingen
3.48 sterren (3.48 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (16), aethercowboy (42)

Score: 3.57

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (42): Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.

39
32,122 leden, 457 besprekingen
3.95 sterren (3.95 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (25), aethercowboy (28)

Score: 3.53

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (28): Mother died today.

40
7,666 leden, 224 besprekingen
3.56 sterren (3.56 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (11), aethercowboy (99)

Score: 3.46

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (99): They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did.

41
10,160 leden, 177 besprekingen
3.72 sterren (3.72 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (23), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

Score: 3.46

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (23): One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had once lost two million dollars in his spare time but still had assets numerous and tangled enough to make the job of sorting it all out more than honorary.… (meer)

42
8,780 leden, 197 besprekingen
3.61 sterren (3.61 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (20), aethercowboy (45)

Score: 3.44

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (45): I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.

43
9,893 leden, 222 besprekingen
3.96 sterren (3.96 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (12), aethercowboy (94)

Score: 3.43

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (94): In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together.

44
9,424 leden, 157 besprekingen
3.89 sterren (3.89 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (13), aethercowboy (97)

Score: 3.38

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (97): He—for there could be no doubt of his sex, though the fashion of the time did something to disguise it—was in the act of slicing at the head of a Moor which swung from the rafters.… (meer)

45
5,436 leden, 102 besprekingen
4.1 sterren (4.1 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (2)

Score: 3.36

Verklaringen:

ManWithAnAgenda (2): My wound is geography.

46
17,646 leden, 314 besprekingen
4.13 sterren (4.13 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (18), aethercowboy (65)

Score: 3.35

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (65): You better not never tell nobody but God.

47
18,453 leden, 308 besprekingen
3.87 sterren (3.87 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (31), aethercowboy (37)

Score: 3.32

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (37): Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

48
5,707 leden, 110 besprekingen
4.08 sterren (4.08 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (22), aethercowboy (61)

Score: 3.28

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (61): I have never begun a novel with more misgiving.

49
21,809 leden, 296 besprekingen
3.57 sterren (3.57 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (27), aethercowboy (56)

Score: 3.22

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (56): I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull; He got a good Estate by Merchandise, and leaving off his Trade, lived afterward at York, from whence he had married my Mother, whose Relations were named Robinson, a very good Family in that Country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but by the usual Corruption of Words in England, we are now called, nay we call our selves, and write our Name Crusoe, and so my Companions always call'd me.… (meer)

50
9,916 leden, 158 besprekingen
4.23 sterren (4.23 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (37), aethercowboy (40)

Score: 3.21

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (40): For a long time, I went to bed early.

51
15,943 leden, 302 besprekingen
4.19 sterren (4.19 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (28), aethercowboy (58)

Score: 3.19

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (58): Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

52
9,929 leden, 133 besprekingen
4.07 sterren (4.07 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (3)

Score: 3.04

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (3): A screaming comes across the sky.

53
710 leden, 9 besprekingen
3.78 sterren (3.78 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 3.04

Verklaringen:

ManWithAnAgenda (3): The telephone bell was ringing wildly, but without result, since there was no-one in the room but the corpse.

54
10,849 leden, 128 besprekingen
3.77 sterren (3.77 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (38), aethercowboy (66)

Score: 3.01

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (66): "To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."

55
8,258 leden, 104 besprekingen
3.69 sterren (3.69 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (40), aethercowboy (77)

Score: 2.94

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (77): He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull.… (meer)

56
357 leden, 18 besprekingen
3.92 sterren (3.92 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Score: 2.83

Verklaringen:

ManWithAnAgenda (4): I am thirty years old and that is nothing.

57
24,512 leden, 392 besprekingen
4.01 sterren (4.01 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (5)

Score: 2.68

Verklaringen:

Aquila (5): "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents."

58
10,189 leden, 121 besprekingen
3.91 sterren (3.91 sterren)

Lijsten: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 2.68

Verklaringen:

ManWithAnAgenda (5): Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

59
4,820 leden, 53 besprekingen
3.89 sterren (3.89 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (7)

Score: 2.46

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (7): riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

60
3,617 leden, 248 besprekingen
4.11 sterren (4.11 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (7)

Score: 2.46

Verklaringen:

Aquila (7): I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.… (meer)

61
2,397 leden, 126 besprekingen
4.1 sterren (4.1 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (8)

Score: 2.38

Verklaringen:

Aquila (8): In the myriadic year of our lord—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House of the Ninth.… (meer)

62
66 leden, 3 besprekingen
3.71 sterren (3.71 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (9)

Score: 2.31

Verklaringen:

Aquila (9): Hal was not yet a prince when she fell in love with Lady Hotspur, but she would be within the hour.

63
door Nghi Vo
442 leden, 12 besprekingen
3.72 sterren (3.72 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (10)

Score: 2.25

Verklaringen:

Aquila (10): The wind came into the house from the Sound, and it blew Daisy and me around her East Egg mansion like puffs of dandelion seeds, like foam, like a pair of young woman in white dresses who had no cares to weigh them down.… (meer)

64
7,810 leden, 150 besprekingen
4.24 sterren (4.24 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (11)

Score: 2.2

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (11): I am old now, and have not much to fear from the anger of gods.

65
1,714 leden, 43 besprekingen
3.91 sterren (3.91 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (11)

Score: 2.2

Verklaringen:

Aquila (11): The note said: someone in this class is a witch.

66
19,766 leden, 155 besprekingen
3.72 sterren (3.72 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (12)

Score: 2.15

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (12): Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, [...]

67
9,391 leden, 235 besprekingen
4.15 sterren (4.15 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (12)

Score: 2.15

Verklaringen:

Aquila (12): There was a wall.

68
16,090 leden, 288 besprekingen
3.75 sterren (3.75 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (14)

Score: 2.07

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (14): No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.… (meer)

69
11,455 leden, 235 besprekingen
4.05 sterren (4.05 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (14)

Score: 2.07

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (14): You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler.

70
2,237 leden, 40 besprekingen
3.92 sterren (3.92 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (14)

Score: 2.07

Verklaringen:

Aquila (14): Apart from the one in the church tower, there were five clocks in the village that kept reasonable time, and my father owned one of them.

71
7,001 leden, 150 besprekingen
4 sterren (4 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (15)

Score: 2.03

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (15): Taran wanted to make a sword, but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes.

72
4,446 leden, 109 besprekingen
3.73 sterren (3.73 sterren)

Lijsten: Aquila (15)

Score: 2.03

Verklaringen:

Aquila (15): I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.

73
1,514 leden, 24 besprekingen
3.77 sterren (3.77 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (15)

Score: 2.03

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (15): The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.

74
998 leden, 69 besprekingen
3.53 sterren (3.53 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (16)

Score: 2

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (16): Once upon a time on a small, watery, excitable planet called Earth, in a small, watery, excitable country called Italy, a soft-spoken, rather nice-looking gentleman by the name of Enrico Fermi was born into a family so overprotective that he felt compelled to invent the atomic bomb.… (meer)

75
1,883 leden, 67 besprekingen
4.35 sterren (4.35 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (19)

Score: 1.92

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (19): I don't know what I should talk about - about death or about love? Or are they the same?

76
213 leden, 3 besprekingen
3.71 sterren (3.71 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (20)

Score: 1.89

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (20): My old eighth-grade teacher, Miss Maggie Doubloon, said she was half Spanish, half French, and half Irish, a plethora of halves not entirely unnoticed by some of the brighter pupils.… (meer)

77
21,790 leden, 316 besprekingen
4.03 sterren (4.03 sterren)

Lijsten: aethercowboy (21)

Score: 1.87

Verklaringen:

aethercowboy (21): Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

78
2,116 leden, 96 besprekingen
3.85 sterren (3.85 sterren)

Lijsten: hipdeep (21)

Score: 1.87

Verklaringen:

hipdeep (21): Dirk Moeller didn't know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident.

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Lijsten: hipdeep (22)

Score: 1.85

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hipdeep (22): From the top of the large boulder he sat on, Ensign Tom Davis looked across the expanse of the cave toward Captain Lucius Abernathy, Science Officer Q'eeng, and Chief Engineer Paul West and thought, "Well, this sucks."… (meer)

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (22)

Score: 1.85

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aethercowboy (22): It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.… (meer)

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (24)

Score: 1.81

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aethercowboy (24): It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.… (meer)

82
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Lijsten: aethercowboy (25)

Score: 1.79

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aethercowboy (25): Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

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Lijsten: hipdeep (29)

Score: 1.72

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hipdeep (29): We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (29)

Score: 1.72

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aethercowboy (29): Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu.

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Lijsten: hipdeep (30)

Score: 1.71

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hipdeep (30): When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (31)

Score: 1.7

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aethercowboy (31): I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (32)

Score: 1.68

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aethercowboy (32): Where now? Who now? When now?

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (33)

Score: 1.67

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aethercowboy (33): Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. "Stop!" cried the groaning old man at last, "Stop! I did not drag my father beyond this tree."… (meer)

89
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Lijsten: aethercowboy (34)

Score: 1.66

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aethercowboy (34): In a sense, I am Jacob Horner.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (35)

Score: 1.65

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aethercowboy (35): It was like so, but wasn't.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (36)

Score: 1.63

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aethercowboy (36): —Money . . . in a voice that rustled.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (39)

Score: 1.6

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aethercowboy (39): They shoot the white girl first.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (41)

Score: 1.58

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aethercowboy (41): The moment one learns English, complications set in.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (43)

Score: 1.56

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aethercowboy (43): I was the shadow of the waxwing slain By the false azure in the windowpane;

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (46)

Score: 1.54

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aethercowboy (46): Ages ago, Alex, Allen and Alva arrived at Antibes, and Alva allowing all, allowing anyone, against Alex's admonition, against Allen's angry assertion: another African amusement . . . anyhow, as all argued, an awesome African army assembled and arduously advanced against an African anthill, assiduously annihilating ant after ant, and afterward, Alex astonishingly accuses Albert as also accepting Africa's antipodal ant annexation.… (meer)

96
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Lijsten: aethercowboy (48)

Score: 1.52

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aethercowboy (48): He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (49)

Score: 1.51

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aethercowboy (49): It was the day my grandmother exploded.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (50)

Score: 1.5

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aethercowboy (50): I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.… (meer)

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (51)

Score: 1.5

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aethercowboy (51): Elmer Gantry was drunk.

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Lijsten: aethercowboy (52)

Score: 1.49

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aethercowboy (52): We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.

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