One Liners: Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind

April 19, 2014 One Liners 0

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away?

Today’s book is Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. Ah, Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite books (as well movies) and I just love this first line because it sets up to imagine an average looking girl.

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Without reading the synopsis or anything else, what’s the verdict? Are you intrigued or walk away? Maybe flirt a little to see where it goes?

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