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ten first lines in no particular order.

Today's Penny-Arcade is pretty good. But, really, who goes by those descriptions? I learned a long time ago that the back cover blurbs (and surely Amazon's blurbs are their spiritual successors) were not to be trusted. The first line test is superior. Not infallible, but definitely better.

So, here are ten of my favorite first lines, presented without further comment.

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