Tuesday, March 16, 2004

famous first words
Michael Brooke recounts his favourite attention grabbing opening lines, with reference to Anthony Burgess’ Earthly Powers. I think it’s hard to beat the first line from J G Ballard’s High Rise.

Later, as he sat on the balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building over the past three months…