And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. But for me, a good opening sentence really begins with voice. It makes you so vulnerable. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Maybe I need to read more. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms: Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation. And Jesus said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. We all screw up from time to time. My poor darling, we are all circumstance — by birth, by fate. Majority views tend to be well represented in democracies.
And if that the had a the, it would be the the the the the the had had. I think Rowling is brilliant, but I wouldn't put her in the category of most renowned writers of a generation. Snowflakes from stars and moons everywhere falling like comets or dust or nothing. It makes you so vulnerable. This leaves Gabriel awake to reflect on life and death and the mortality of all humankind. Jefferson recognized this hypocrisy on some level.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. He would cast about in his mind for some words that might console her, and would find only lame and useless ones. Wherever he goes, we will be there snickering at him. But those that will not break it kills. We take for granted that everyone knows it, therefore, fail to get the great message contained in these words. The writing is getting boring.
And all just in four short words. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. Yet, it is nothing next to you. But when an old man is killed and dogs defile his grey head, his grey beard, and his privy parts, we plumb the depths of human degradation. Salvation is for all who will accept it. Apparently everyone else in the inhabited universe considered The God of Small Things a masterpiece.
He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence. The genius Jefferson held human beings against their will and forced them to work for him. The weight of the world. There are authors who can cut straight to the core of us with a few simple words. In my experience, the mix of right and left in the military is representative of the rest of the country, just like any other demographics in the military. Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious.
You want to know about this. To help separate the merely mediocre from the truly horrible? I can resist anything but temptation. Appleby was a fair-haired boy from Iowa who believed in God, Motherhood, and the American Way of Life, without ever thinking about any of them, and everybody who knew him liked him. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. But I have trouble that he loves sinners, those who have spoken against Him. And then … She laid herself flat-out on the bed so close to her husband that she could feel his warmth but not touching, and closed her eyes. Maybe it was one of those good bad lines.
No editor stepped in to save me. But if you want to select the worst sentence ever written, you may need to narrow the field. Maybe the start of Fahrenheit 451. She sat on the bed, plucking at a lone strand of hair on her thigh — an escapee from her last wax job. All posts must be directly book related, informative, and discussion focused.
For example, sentences can be extended by recursively embedding clauses one into another, such as The mouse ran away The mouse that the cat bit ran away. I found very little that I liked, and I had read virtually all of them before. This week at the on the funniest book ever written. You know Anne Pigone did a line-by-line rewrite of The Dead and set it a hundred years later in Boulder, Co. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important. Come to the garden in spring.
Only Gretta becomes Garett and Gabriell had turned in to Garbriella. Nothing to do with us? He sounds like his father Bing. An unparalleled imagination of course, but an average writer. You give them a piece of you. We hail from that great fish swimming straight into the heart of Manhattan, as my third grade teacher once called it. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up.