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Best First Lines

Descripción: 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)

Miembros: 6 miembros participantes (mostrar todos)

Lista de todos los miembros: [1] 2Ordenar: Puntuacion | Título | Autor | Fecha
1
71,769 miembros, 1,258 reseñas
4.4 estrellas (4.4 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 12.02

Explicaciones:

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
21,823 miembros, 230 reseñas
4.03 estrellas (4.03 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 10.85

Explicaciones:

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

3
83,382 miembros, 1,101 reseñas
4.27 estrellas (4.27 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 9.01

Explicaciones:

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

4
8,522 miembros, 284 reseñas
4.11 estrellas (4.11 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 8.92

Explicaciones:

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

5
73,280 miembros, 1,183 reseñas
4.23 estrellas (4.23 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 8.52

Explicaciones:

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

6
22,594 miembros, 500 reseñas
4.27 estrellas (4.27 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 6.78

Explicaciones:

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

7
21,068 miembros, 446 reseñas
4.09 estrellas (4.09 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (1), merrystar (6)

Puntuacion: 6.56

Explicaciones:

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

8
38,944 miembros, 491 reseñas
3.9 estrellas (3.9 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 6.28

Explicaciones:

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
34,587 miembros, 592 reseñas
4.15 estrellas (4.15 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 6.2

Explicaciones:

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

10
31,339 miembros, 492 reseñas
3.81 estrellas (3.81 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (1), ManWithAnAgenda (14)

Puntuacion: 6.07

Explicaciones:

aethercowboy (1): Call me Ishmael.

11
32,792 miembros, 423 reseñas
3.93 estrellas (3.93 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 5.95

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

12
40,518 miembros, 644 reseñas
4.11 estrellas (4.11 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 5.88

Explicaciones:

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

13
13,916 miembros, 342 reseñas
4.05 estrellas (4.05 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (1), hipdeep (28)

Puntuacion: 5.74

Explicaciones:

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
27,165 miembros, 403 reseñas
4.06 estrellas (4.06 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 5.52

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

15
47,387 miembros, 916 reseñas
4.02 estrellas (4.02 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 5.52

Explicaciones:

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

16
18,311 miembros, 555 reseñas
4.22 estrellas (4.22 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (4), hipdeep (5)

Puntuacion: 5.5

Explicaciones:

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

17
16,976 miembros, 316 reseñas
3.98 estrellas (3.98 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 5.4

Explicaciones:

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

18
4,396 miembros, 93 reseñas
3.78 estrellas (3.78 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (2), aethercowboy (18)

Puntuacion: 5.31

Explicaciones:

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

19
6,032 miembros, 161 reseñas
3.96 estrellas (3.96 estrellas)

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

Puntuacion: 4.93

Explicaciones:

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
40,731 miembros, 629 reseñas
4.18 estrellas (4.18 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (4), hipdeep (25)

Puntuacion: 4.62

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

21
21,200 miembros, 344 reseñas
3.92 estrellas (3.92 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (4), aethercowboy (30)

Puntuacion: 4.54

Explicaciones:

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

22
1,589 miembros, 47 reseñas
4.03 estrellas (4.03 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (3), aethercowboy (92)

Puntuacion: 4.33

Explicaciones:

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

23
29,215 miembros, 523 reseñas
4.09 estrellas (4.09 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (5), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Puntuacion: 4.32

Explicaciones:

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

24
691 miembros, 30 reseñas
3.43 estrellas (3.43 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (11), ManWithAnAgenda (15)

Puntuacion: 4.23

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

25
14,582 miembros, 186 reseñas
3.99 estrellas (3.99 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (10), hipdeep (26)

Puntuacion: 4.02

Explicaciones:

aethercowboy (10): I am an invisible man.

26
7,844 miembros, 376 reseñas
3.92 estrellas (3.92 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Puntuacion: 4

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

27
108 miembros, 3 reseñas
3.75 estrellas (3.75 estrellas)

Listas: Macbeth (1)

Puntuacion: 4

Explicaciones:

Macbeth (1): I blame the Pope

28
64,035 miembros, 1,019 reseñas
3.79 estrellas (3.79 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (16), ManWithAnAgenda (17)

Puntuacion: 3.97

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

29
25,256 miembros, 451 reseñas
3.96 estrellas (3.96 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (6), aethercowboy (67)

Puntuacion: 3.95

Explicaciones:

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 miembros, 106 reseñas
3.9 estrellas (3.9 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (19), ManWithAnAgenda (20)

Puntuacion: 3.81

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

31
64,453 miembros, 1,060 reseñas
3.86 estrellas (3.86 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (8), aethercowboy (64)

Puntuacion: 3.79

Explicaciones:

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
18,267 miembros, 216 reseñas
4.01 estrellas (4.01 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (13), ManWithAnAgenda (32)

Puntuacion: 3.79

Explicaciones:

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

33
19,451 miembros, 191 reseñas
3.71 estrellas (3.71 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (17), ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Puntuacion: 3.78

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

34
18,767 miembros, 236 reseñas
4.09 estrellas (4.09 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (20), hipdeep (23)

Puntuacion: 3.72

Explicaciones:

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
20,460 miembros, 381 reseñas
3.9 estrellas (3.9 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (21), aethercowboy (26)

Puntuacion: 3.64

Explicaciones:

aethercowboy (26): 124 was spiteful.

36
16,079 miembros, 295 reseñas
3.95 estrellas (3.95 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (21), hipdeep (27)

Puntuacion: 3.62

Explicaciones:

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

37
2,074 miembros, 36 reseñas
3.97 estrellas (3.97 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (10), aethercowboy (78)

Puntuacion: 3.6

Explicaciones:

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

38
509 miembros, 17 reseñas
3.48 estrellas (3.48 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (16), aethercowboy (42)

Puntuacion: 3.57

Explicaciones:

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

39
32,117 miembros, 457 reseñas
3.95 estrellas (3.95 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (25), aethercowboy (28)

Puntuacion: 3.53

Explicaciones:

aethercowboy (28): Mother died today.

40
7,666 miembros, 224 reseñas
3.56 estrellas (3.56 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (11), aethercowboy (99)

Puntuacion: 3.46

Explicaciones:

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

41
10,161 miembros, 177 reseñas
3.72 estrellas (3.72 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (23), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

Puntuacion: 3.46

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

42
8,780 miembros, 197 reseñas
3.61 estrellas (3.61 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (20), aethercowboy (45)

Puntuacion: 3.44

Explicaciones:

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
9,890 miembros, 222 reseñas
3.96 estrellas (3.96 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (12), aethercowboy (94)

Puntuacion: 3.43

Explicaciones:

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

44
9,426 miembros, 157 reseñas
3.89 estrellas (3.89 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (13), aethercowboy (97)

Puntuacion: 3.38

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

45
5,436 miembros, 102 reseñas
4.1 estrellas (4.1 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (2)

Puntuacion: 3.36

Explicaciones:

ManWithAnAgenda (2): My wound is geography.

46
17,645 miembros, 314 reseñas
4.13 estrellas (4.13 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (18), aethercowboy (65)

Puntuacion: 3.35

Explicaciones:

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

47
18,451 miembros, 308 reseñas
3.87 estrellas (3.87 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (31), aethercowboy (37)

Puntuacion: 3.32

Explicaciones:

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

48
5,706 miembros, 110 reseñas
4.08 estrellas (4.08 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (22), aethercowboy (61)

Puntuacion: 3.28

Explicaciones:

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

49
21,801 miembros, 295 reseñas
3.57 estrellas (3.57 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (27), aethercowboy (56)

Puntuacion: 3.22

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

50
9,914 miembros, 158 reseñas
4.23 estrellas (4.23 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (37), aethercowboy (40)

Puntuacion: 3.21

Explicaciones:

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

51
15,943 miembros, 302 reseñas
4.19 estrellas (4.19 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (28), aethercowboy (58)

Puntuacion: 3.19

Explicaciones:

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

52
9,928 miembros, 133 reseñas
4.07 estrellas (4.07 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (3)

Puntuacion: 3.04

Explicaciones:

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

53
710 miembros, 9 reseñas
3.78 estrellas (3.78 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Puntuacion: 3.04

Explicaciones:

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

54
10,847 miembros, 128 reseñas
3.77 estrellas (3.77 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (38), aethercowboy (66)

Puntuacion: 3.01

Explicaciones:

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

55
8,257 miembros, 104 reseñas
3.69 estrellas (3.69 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (40), aethercowboy (77)

Puntuacion: 2.94

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

56
357 miembros, 18 reseñas
3.92 estrellas (3.92 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Puntuacion: 2.83

Explicaciones:

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

57
24,518 miembros, 392 reseñas
4.01 estrellas (4.01 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (5)

Puntuacion: 2.68

Explicaciones:

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

58
10,214 miembros, 121 reseñas
3.91 estrellas (3.91 estrellas)

Listas: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Puntuacion: 2.68

Explicaciones:

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 miembros, 53 reseñas
3.89 estrellas (3.89 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (7)

Puntuacion: 2.46

Explicaciones:

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
3,612 miembros, 248 reseñas
4.11 estrellas (4.11 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (7)

Puntuacion: 2.46

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

61
2,395 miembros, 126 reseñas
4.1 estrellas (4.1 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (8)

Puntuacion: 2.38

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

62
66 miembros, 3 reseñas
3.71 estrellas (3.71 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (9)

Puntuacion: 2.31

Explicaciones:

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

63
442 miembros, 12 reseñas
3.72 estrellas (3.72 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (10)

Puntuacion: 2.25

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

64
7,809 miembros, 150 reseñas
4.24 estrellas (4.24 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (11)

Puntuacion: 2.2

Explicaciones:

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

65
1,714 miembros, 43 reseñas
3.91 estrellas (3.91 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (11)

Puntuacion: 2.2

Explicaciones:

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

66
19,764 miembros, 155 reseñas
3.72 estrellas (3.72 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (12)

Puntuacion: 2.15

Explicaciones:

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

67
9,391 miembros, 235 reseñas
4.15 estrellas (4.15 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (12)

Puntuacion: 2.15

Explicaciones:

Aquila (12): There was a wall.

68
16,087 miembros, 288 reseñas
3.75 estrellas (3.75 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (14)

Puntuacion: 2.07

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

69
11,455 miembros, 235 reseñas
4.05 estrellas (4.05 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (14)

Puntuacion: 2.07

Explicaciones:

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

70
2,237 miembros, 40 reseñas
3.92 estrellas (3.92 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (14)

Puntuacion: 2.07

Explicaciones:

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
7,000 miembros, 150 reseñas
4 estrellas (4 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (15)

Puntuacion: 2.03

Explicaciones:

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

72
4,443 miembros, 109 reseñas
3.73 estrellas (3.73 estrellas)

Listas: Aquila (15)

Puntuacion: 2.03

Explicaciones:

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

73
1,515 miembros, 24 reseñas
3.77 estrellas (3.77 estrellas)

Listas: aethercowboy (15)

Puntuacion: 2.03

Explicaciones:

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

74
998 miembros, 69 reseñas
3.53 estrellas (3.53 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (16)

Puntuacion: 2

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

75
1,881 miembros, 67 reseñas
4.35 estrellas (4.35 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (19)

Puntuacion: 1.92

Explicaciones:

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

76
213 miembros, 3 reseñas
3.71 estrellas (3.71 estrellas)

Listas: hipdeep (20)

Puntuacion: 1.89

Explicaciones:

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.… (más)

77
21,793 miembros, 316 reseñas
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aethercowboy (21): Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

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

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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."… (más)

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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.… (más)

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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.… (más)

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

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

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

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

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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."… (más)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.… (más)

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

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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.… (más)

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aethercowboy (51): Elmer Gantry was drunk.

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

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