Best Beginnings

GrayTowerWriter

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I tend to start with some type of action or suspense. I remember one reviewer saying she was hooked within the first two pages. So I guess it worked! As a reader, I enjoy both "action-packed" beginnings as well as the non-action ones. A beginning will hook me as long as it's interesting or raises a question that I want answered.
 

Greybeard

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Opening paragraph from The Hunter by Richard Stark:

When a fresh-faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift, Parker told him to go to hell. They guy said "Screw you, buddy," yanked his Chevy back into the stream of traffic, and roared on down to the tollbooths. Parker spat in the right -hand lane, lit his last cigarette, and walked across the George Washington bridge.


Not the best book I've ever read, but I love the opening.
 
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