Book Opening Lines Quiz (Round 3)

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Yann Martel - 'My suffering left me sad and gloomy.''
LIFE OF PI

 

J.K. Rowling - 'Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.'
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE 

 

Ray Bradbury - 'It was a pleasure to burn.'
FAHRENHEIT 451 

 

Hunter S. Thompson - 'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.'
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS 

 

Alice Walker - 'You better not never tell nobody but God.'
THE COLOR PURPLE 

 

J.G. Ballard - 'Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.'
HIGH-RISE 

 

Sylvia Plath - 'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.'
THE BELL JAR 

 

Norman Maclean - 'In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.'
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT