Jan. 12th, 2009

purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
[livejournal.com profile] wellinghall posted the first lines of ten books to his blog and then complained about how unsuccessful we were at guessing them.

I can safely say I can identify none of the books, though I got the feeling, accurately as it transpired, that I should recognise the Beaulieu one.

By way of recompense here are 10 first lines from not entirely randomly selected books to see if this game really is as difficult as we are telling [livejournal.com profile] wellinghall it is.

1. The sublimity connected with vastness, is familiar to every eye.

2. On Monday January the seventeenth early in the morning it began to snow.

3. I stood in the shadows of a deserted shop front across from The Blood and Brew Pub, trying not to be obvious as I tugged my black leather pants back up where they belonged.

4. The girl screamed once, only the once. -- Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lukadreaming

5. Waterloo ended a long war, but there remained in England a home front on which many battles were to be fought.

6. Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew.

7. Simon Boulderstone, aged twenty, came to Egypt with the draft.

8. It was a place of ancient evil. -- The Five Doctors by Terrance Dicks. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hobnobs

9. The world is four thousand years old. -- Learning the World by Ken McLoed. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] iriswildthyme

10. The burnished metal plate outside said 1453 ABC.

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