A Chilling First Line

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
~ George Orwell, 1984

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8 thoughts on “A Chilling First Line

  1. Robin Post author

    Thanks for your comments about this book, dear friends. I’m having a hard time getting started on it… It just seems so grim and ominous, and I think I’m just plain scared because I know it is so relevant to what is happening to us right now in this country! I thought I could face it, but now I’m not so sure.

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  2. nebula61

    You know, I recently took a speculative fiction writing class and the instructor asked us to think of first lines in novels that were particularly striking and I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! I read it many years ago, along with Brave New World. Yes, it is time to read it again.

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