Wow!! When I pulled this off my book shelf (Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin,1989) 1 to share it with you, I experienced a heavy endorphin rush. I loved this book.
Sometimes when you read a really good novel, that works for you on so many levels, it can't be expressed what you experience.
Here's the first sentence:
Death is always the same, buut each man dies in his own way.Here's a 2nd-person POV sentence starting off an omniscient-POV story. That's a great technique and it causes the reader to ask a "Why are you telling me this?" kind of question which moves you right into the next sentence.
I recommend this and any of her other 10 books. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter won Alan Arkin an academy award and is one of my favorite movies.
When I get done with first sentences, I'm going to do titles I think.
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