I'm looking for examples of opening sentences. Disregard the blurb, the cover, the name of the writer - it is in the opening lines that a writer and reader are formally introduced.
Post your own, with a link to the book, or your favourite by another author.
I shall start with one of my own ...
'The light blinked green for two seconds then turned red. All the lights went off. They wanted him to sleep. Holding his breath, he listened to the sounds of an alien environment, magnified and echoed by the suddenness of the dark. The jangle of keys receded down a corridor of earshot, a distant door slammed.'
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