Literature Quiz / Opening Book Lines

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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
Call me Ishmael.
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die.'
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
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You don't know about me without you have read a book called 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' but that ain't no matter.
Amergo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, and had tried to dishonor her.
It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.
Who is John Galt?
Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.
As Gregor Samsa awoke from a night of uneasy dreaming, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith.

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