Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, January 21, 2013


First lines from five books picked at random:

It was hot, the way it gets in the Gulf Stream during mid-July.  -- Mickey Spillane, Something's Down There (2003)

Usually the city of Clarkston had come to a slow broil by mid-August, but sometimes the dishlike vally in which the city lay, stifled by layers of moist, unmoving air, was swept by cool winds from the Eden Mountains just to the north. --  John Farris, The Girl from Harrison High (1968)

The year in which Captain Dragonet, a bluff and good-hearted sea-rover with a harmless (one would think) fancy for young ladies with round bosoms, was murdered by a mercenary named George something-or-other, hired by the Municipality of Joppa (a bargain, if that is what it was, which the Municipality would soon regret and rue), was or should have been famous for another event. -- Avram Davidson, Peregrine:  Primus (1971)

"Throughout the past thousand years of history it has been traditional to regard the Alderson Drive as an unmixed blessing." -- Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye (1974)

NEW JOURNAL! -- Rob Reger & Jessica Gruner, Emily the Strange:  Piece of Mind (2012)

1 comment:

  1. The place stank.

    a way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.