One Liners: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

November 14, 2015 One Liners 1

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 Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.
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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?

One Response to “One Liners: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina”

  1. Maggie

    This may be the best opening line in all of literature! Anna Karenina is my all-time favorite book and I remember being totally sucked in as soon as I read this sentence! Happy reading and happy Sunday! 🙂
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