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First Lines: Lived Long Enough

“I lived long enough to see the cure for death; to see the rise of the Bitchun Society, to learn ten languages; to compose three symphonies; to realize my boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World; to see

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First Lines: My Grandmother Exploded

“It was the day my grandmother exploded.” First line from The Crow Road by Iain Banks

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First Lines: House With A Million Rooms

“I was born in a house with a million rooms, built on a small, airless world on the edge of an empire of light and commerce that the adults called the Golden Hour, for a reason I did not yet

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First Lines: Disappearances

“It wasn’t a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.” First line from Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon

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First Lines: Slamhound

“They set a slamhound on Turner’s trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the color of his hair.” First line from Count Zero by William Gibson

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