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Best First Lines

Descripció: Novels that have excellent or memorable first lines. Started from American Book Review's 100 Best First Lines from Novels (http://americanbookreview.org/100bestlines.asp)

Membres: 6 membres participants (mostra-les totes)

Llista de tots els membres: [1] 2Ordena: Valoració | Títol | Autor | Data
1
71,749 membres, 1,258 ressenyes
4.4 estrelles (4.4 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (2), aethercowboy (2), merrystar (4), ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Valoració: 12.02

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (2): It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

2
21,813 membres, 230 ressenyes
4.03 estrelles (4.03 estrelles)

Llistes: merrystar (3), Aquila (6), ManWithAnAgenda (19), hipdeep (24), aethercowboy (47)

Valoració: 10.85

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (47): There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it

3
83,360 membres, 1,101 ressenyes
4.27 estrelles (4.27 estrelles)

Llistes: merrystar (1), Aquila (3), hipdeep (17)

Valoració: 9.01

Explicacions:

hipdeep (17): In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

4
8,518 membres, 284 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

Llistes: merrystar (2), ManWithAnAgenda (9), Aquila (19), aethercowboy (82)

Valoració: 8.92

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (82): I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.

5
73,257 membres, 1,183 ressenyes
4.23 estrelles (4.23 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (8), aethercowboy (8), Aquila (13), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

Valoració: 8.52

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (8): It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

6
22,586 membres, 500 ressenyes
4.27 estrelles (4.27 estrelles)

Llistes: merrystar (5), hipdeep (13), Aquila (16)

Valoració: 6.78

Explicacions:

hipdeep (13): This is my favorite book in all the world, though I've never read it.

7
21,062 membres, 446 ressenyes
4.09 estrelles (4.09 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (1), merrystar (6)

Valoració: 6.56

Explicacions:

hipdeep (1): Marley was dead, to begin with.

8
38,925 membres, 491 ressenyes
3.9 estrelles (3.9 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (7), aethercowboy (12), ManWithAnAgenda (33)

Valoració: 6.28

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (12): You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter.

9
34,577 membres, 592 ressenyes
4.15 estrelles (4.15 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (6), Aquila (17), hipdeep (33)

Valoració: 6.2

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (6): Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

10
31,323 membres, 491 ressenyes
3.81 estrelles (3.81 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (1), ManWithAnAgenda (14)

Valoració: 6.07

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (1): Call me Ishmael.

11
32,783 membres, 423 ressenyes
3.93 estrelles (3.93 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (9), Aquila (18), hipdeep (31)

Valoració: 5.95

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (9): It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.… (més)

12
40,506 membres, 644 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (6), ManWithAnAgenda (30), aethercowboy (38)

Valoració: 5.88

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (38): All this happened, more or less.

13
13,910 membres, 342 ressenyes
4.05 estrelles (4.05 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (1), hipdeep (28)

Valoració: 5.74

Explicacions:

Aquila (1): I’ll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination.

14
27,159 membres, 403 ressenyes
4.06 estrelles (4.06 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (18), ManWithAnAgenda (23), aethercowboy (27)

Valoració: 5.52

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (27): Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.… (més)

15
47,373 membres, 916 ressenyes
4.02 estrelles (4.02 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (9), ManWithAnAgenda (29), aethercowboy (53)

Valoració: 5.52

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (53): It was a pleasure to burn.

16
18,326 membres, 555 ressenyes
4.22 estrelles (4.22 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (4), hipdeep (5)

Valoració: 5.5

Explicacions:

hipdeep (5): Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

17
16,970 membres, 316 ressenyes
3.98 estrelles (3.98 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (10), ManWithAnAgenda (39), aethercowboy (44)

Valoració: 5.4

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (44): Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

18
4,396 membres, 93 ressenyes
3.78 estrelles (3.78 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (2), aethercowboy (18)

Valoració: 5.31

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (18): This is the saddest story I have ever heard.

19
6,030 membres, 161 ressenyes
3.96 estrelles (3.96 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (26), hipdeep (32), aethercowboy (54)

Valoració: 4.93

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (54): A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.

20
40,717 membres, 628 ressenyes
4.18 estrelles (4.18 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (4), hipdeep (25)

Valoració: 4.62

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (4): Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.… (més)

21
21,192 membres, 344 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (4), aethercowboy (30)

Valoració: 4.54

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (30): The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

22
1,588 membres, 47 ressenyes
4.03 estrelles (4.03 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (3), aethercowboy (92)

Valoració: 4.33

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (92): He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.

23
29,206 membres, 523 ressenyes
4.09 estrelles (4.09 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (5), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Valoració: 4.32

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (5): Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.

24
691 membres, 30 ressenyes
3.43 estrelles (3.43 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (11), ManWithAnAgenda (15)

Valoració: 4.23

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (11): The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are you in trouble?—Do-you-need-advice?—Write-to-Miss-Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared at a piece of white cardboard.… (més)

25
14,580 membres, 186 ressenyes
3.99 estrelles (3.99 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (10), hipdeep (26)

Valoració: 4.02

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (10): I am an invisible man.

26
7,841 membres, 376 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Valoració: 4

Explicacions:

ManWithAnAgenda (1): No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.… (més)

27
108 membres, 3 ressenyes
3.75 estrelles (3.75 estrelles)

Llistes: Macbeth (1)

Valoració: 4

Explicacions:

Macbeth (1): I blame the Pope

28
64,021 membres, 1,019 ressenyes
3.79 estrelles (3.79 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (16), ManWithAnAgenda (17)

Valoració: 3.97

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (16): If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.… (més)

29
25,251 membres, 451 ressenyes
3.96 estrelles (3.96 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (6), aethercowboy (67)

Valoració: 3.95

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (67): It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.

30
7,102 membres, 106 ressenyes
3.9 estrelles (3.9 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (19), ManWithAnAgenda (20)

Valoració: 3.81

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (19): I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing;—that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind;—and, for aught they knew to the contrary, even the fortunes of his whole house might take their turn from the humours and dispositions which were then uppermost:—Had they duly weighed and considered all this, and proceeded accordingly,—I am verily persuaded I should have made a quite different figure in the world, from that, in which the reader is likely to see me.… (més)

31
64,431 membres, 1,060 ressenyes
3.86 estrelles (3.86 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (8), aethercowboy (64)

Valoració: 3.79

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (64): In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.

32
18,264 membres, 216 ressenyes
4.01 estrelles (4.01 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (13), ManWithAnAgenda (32)

Valoració: 3.79

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (13): Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.

33
19,448 membres, 191 ressenyes
3.71 estrelles (3.71 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (17), ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Valoració: 3.78

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (17): Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.… (més)

34
18,759 membres, 236 ressenyes
4.09 estrelles (4.09 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (20), hipdeep (23)

Valoració: 3.72

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (20): Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

35
20,455 membres, 381 ressenyes
3.9 estrelles (3.9 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (21), aethercowboy (26)

Valoració: 3.64

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (26): 124 was spiteful.

36
16,072 membres, 295 ressenyes
3.95 estrelles (3.95 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (21), hipdeep (27)

Valoració: 3.62

Explicacions:

Aquila (21): All children, except one, grow up.

37
2,072 membres, 36 ressenyes
3.97 estrelles (3.97 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (10), aethercowboy (78)

Valoració: 3.6

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (78): The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

38
509 membres, 17 ressenyes
3.48 estrelles (3.48 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (16), aethercowboy (42)

Valoració: 3.57

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (42): Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.

39
32,108 membres, 457 ressenyes
3.95 estrelles (3.95 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (25), aethercowboy (28)

Valoració: 3.53

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (28): Mother died today.

40
7,662 membres, 224 ressenyes
3.56 estrelles (3.56 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (11), aethercowboy (99)

Valoració: 3.46

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (99): They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did.

41
10,234 membres, 177 ressenyes
3.72 estrelles (3.72 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (23), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

Valoració: 3.46

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (23): One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had once lost two million dollars in his spare time but still had assets numerous and tangled enough to make the job of sorting it all out more than honorary.… (més)

42
8,778 membres, 197 ressenyes
3.61 estrelles (3.61 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (20), aethercowboy (45)

Valoració: 3.44

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (45): I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.

43
9,886 membres, 222 ressenyes
3.96 estrelles (3.96 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (12), aethercowboy (94)

Valoració: 3.43

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (94): In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together.

44
9,425 membres, 157 ressenyes
3.89 estrelles (3.89 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (13), aethercowboy (97)

Valoració: 3.38

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (97): He—for there could be no doubt of his sex, though the fashion of the time did something to disguise it—was in the act of slicing at the head of a Moor which swung from the rafters.… (més)

45
5,432 membres, 102 ressenyes
4.1 estrelles (4.1 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (2)

Valoració: 3.36

Explicacions:

ManWithAnAgenda (2): My wound is geography.

46
17,641 membres, 314 ressenyes
4.13 estrelles (4.13 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (18), aethercowboy (65)

Valoració: 3.35

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (65): You better not never tell nobody but God.

47
18,448 membres, 308 ressenyes
3.87 estrelles (3.87 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (31), aethercowboy (37)

Valoració: 3.32

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (37): Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

48
5,702 membres, 110 ressenyes
4.08 estrelles (4.08 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (22), aethercowboy (61)

Valoració: 3.28

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (61): I have never begun a novel with more misgiving.

49
21,796 membres, 295 ressenyes
3.57 estrelles (3.57 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (27), aethercowboy (56)

Valoració: 3.22

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (56): I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull; He got a good Estate by Merchandise, and leaving off his Trade, lived afterward at York, from whence he had married my Mother, whose Relations were named Robinson, a very good Family in that Country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but by the usual Corruption of Words in England, we are now called, nay we call our selves, and write our Name Crusoe, and so my Companions always call'd me.… (més)

50
9,912 membres, 158 ressenyes
4.23 estrelles (4.23 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (37), aethercowboy (40)

Valoració: 3.21

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (40): For a long time, I went to bed early.

51
15,938 membres, 302 ressenyes
4.19 estrelles (4.19 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (28), aethercowboy (58)

Valoració: 3.19

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (58): Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

52
9,923 membres, 133 ressenyes
4.08 estrelles (4.08 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (3)

Valoració: 3.04

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (3): A screaming comes across the sky.

53
710 membres, 9 ressenyes
3.78 estrelles (3.78 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Valoració: 3.04

Explicacions:

ManWithAnAgenda (3): The telephone bell was ringing wildly, but without result, since there was no-one in the room but the corpse.

54
10,847 membres, 128 ressenyes
3.77 estrelles (3.77 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (38), aethercowboy (66)

Valoració: 3.01

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (66): "To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."

55
8,254 membres, 104 ressenyes
3.69 estrelles (3.69 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (40), aethercowboy (77)

Valoració: 2.94

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (77): He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull.… (més)

56
357 membres, 18 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Valoració: 2.83

Explicacions:

ManWithAnAgenda (4): I am thirty years old and that is nothing.

57
24,507 membres, 392 ressenyes
4.01 estrelles (4.01 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (5)

Valoració: 2.68

Explicacions:

Aquila (5): "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents."

58
10,211 membres, 121 ressenyes
3.91 estrelles (3.91 estrelles)

Llistes: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Valoració: 2.68

Explicacions:

ManWithAnAgenda (5): Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

59
4,817 membres, 53 ressenyes
3.89 estrelles (3.89 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (7)

Valoració: 2.46

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (7): 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.

60
3,608 membres, 248 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (7)

Valoració: 2.46

Explicacions:

Aquila (7): I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.… (més)

61
2,393 membres, 126 ressenyes
4.1 estrelles (4.1 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (8)

Valoració: 2.38

Explicacions:

Aquila (8): In the myriadic year of our lord—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House of the Ninth.… (més)

62
66 membres, 3 ressenyes
3.71 estrelles (3.71 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (9)

Valoració: 2.31

Explicacions:

Aquila (9): Hal was not yet a prince when she fell in love with Lady Hotspur, but she would be within the hour.

63
442 membres, 12 ressenyes
3.72 estrelles (3.72 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (10)

Valoració: 2.25

Explicacions:

Aquila (10): The wind came into the house from the Sound, and it blew Daisy and me around her East Egg mansion like puffs of dandelion seeds, like foam, like a pair of young woman in white dresses who had no cares to weigh them down.… (més)

64
7,802 membres, 150 ressenyes
4.24 estrelles (4.24 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (11)

Valoració: 2.2

Explicacions:

hipdeep (11): I am old now, and have not much to fear from the anger of gods.

65
1,714 membres, 43 ressenyes
3.91 estrelles (3.91 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (11)

Valoració: 2.2

Explicacions:

Aquila (11): The note said: someone in this class is a witch.

66
19,755 membres, 155 ressenyes
3.72 estrelles (3.72 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (12)

Valoració: 2.15

Explicacions:

hipdeep (12): Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, [...]

67
9,383 membres, 235 ressenyes
4.15 estrelles (4.15 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (12)

Valoració: 2.15

Explicacions:

Aquila (12): There was a wall.

68
16,078 membres, 288 ressenyes
3.75 estrelles (3.75 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (14)

Valoració: 2.07

Explicacions:

hipdeep (14): No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.… (més)

69
11,452 membres, 235 ressenyes
4.05 estrelles (4.05 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (14)

Valoració: 2.07

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (14): You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler.

70
2,235 membres, 40 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (14)

Valoració: 2.07

Explicacions:

Aquila (14): Apart from the one in the church tower, there were five clocks in the village that kept reasonable time, and my father owned one of them.

71
6,999 membres, 150 ressenyes
4 estrelles (4 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (15)

Valoració: 2.03

Explicacions:

hipdeep (15): Taran wanted to make a sword, but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes.

72
4,443 membres, 109 ressenyes
3.73 estrelles (3.73 estrelles)

Llistes: Aquila (15)

Valoració: 2.03

Explicacions:

Aquila (15): I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.

73
1,512 membres, 24 ressenyes
3.77 estrelles (3.77 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (15)

Valoració: 2.03

Explicacions:

aethercowboy (15): The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.

74
997 membres, 69 ressenyes
3.53 estrelles (3.53 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (16)

Valoració: 2

Explicacions:

hipdeep (16): Once upon a time on a small, watery, excitable planet called Earth, in a small, watery, excitable country called Italy, a soft-spoken, rather nice-looking gentleman by the name of Enrico Fermi was born into a family so overprotective that he felt compelled to invent the atomic bomb.… (més)

75
1,879 membres, 67 ressenyes
4.35 estrelles (4.35 estrelles)

Llistes: hipdeep (19)

Valoració: 1.92

Explicacions:

hipdeep (19): I don't know what I should talk about - about death or about love? Or are they the same?

76
213 membres, 3 ressenyes
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Llistes: hipdeep (20)

Valoració: 1.89

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hipdeep (20): My old eighth-grade teacher, Miss Maggie Doubloon, said she was half Spanish, half French, and half Irish, a plethora of halves not entirely unnoticed by some of the brighter pupils.… (més)

77
21,784 membres, 316 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (21)

Valoració: 1.87

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aethercowboy (21): Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

78
2,116 membres, 96 ressenyes
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Llistes: hipdeep (21)

Valoració: 1.87

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hipdeep (21): Dirk Moeller didn't know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident.

79
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Llistes: hipdeep (22)

Valoració: 1.85

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hipdeep (22): From the top of the large boulder he sat on, Ensign Tom Davis looked across the expanse of the cave toward Captain Lucius Abernathy, Science Officer Q'eeng, and Chief Engineer Paul West and thought, "Well, this sucks."… (més)

80
97 membres, 1 ressenya
4 estrelles (4 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (22)

Valoració: 1.85

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aethercowboy (22): It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.… (més)

81
1,349 membres, 36 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (24)

Valoració: 1.81

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aethercowboy (24): It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.… (més)

82
15,699 membres, 212 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (25)

Valoració: 1.79

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aethercowboy (25): Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

83
13,322 membres, 180 ressenyes
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Llistes: hipdeep (29)

Valoració: 1.72

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hipdeep (29): We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

84
3,836 membres, 77 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (29)

Valoració: 1.72

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aethercowboy (29): Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu.

85
10,594 membres, 172 ressenyes
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Llistes: hipdeep (30)

Valoració: 1.71

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hipdeep (30): When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.

86
11,126 membres, 138 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (31)

Valoració: 1.7

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aethercowboy (31): I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.

87
502 membres, 9 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (32)

Valoració: 1.68

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aethercowboy (32): Where now? Who now? When now?

88
403 membres, 2 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (33)

Valoració: 1.67

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aethercowboy (33): Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. "Stop!" cried the groaning old man at last, "Stop! I did not drag my father beyond this tree."… (més)

89
586 membres, 10 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (34)

Valoració: 1.66

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aethercowboy (34): In a sense, I am Jacob Horner.

90
1,237 membres, 23 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (35)

Valoració: 1.65

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aethercowboy (35): It was like so, but wasn't.

91
1,215 membres, 18 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (36)

Valoració: 1.63

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aethercowboy (36): —Money . . . in a voice that rustled.

92
4,345 membres, 44 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (39)

Valoració: 1.6

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aethercowboy (39): They shoot the white girl first.

93
171 membres, 2 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (41)

Valoració: 1.58

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aethercowboy (41): The moment one learns English, complications set in.

94
7,254 membres, 128 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (43)

Valoració: 1.56

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aethercowboy (43): I was the shadow of the waxwing slain By the false azure in the windowpane;

95
214 membres, 6 ressenyes
3.5 estrelles (3.5 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (46)

Valoració: 1.54

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aethercowboy (46): Ages ago, Alex, Allen and Alva arrived at Antibes, and Alva allowing all, allowing anyone, against Alex's admonition, against Allen's angry assertion: another African amusement . . . anyhow, as all argued, an awesome African army assembled and arduously advanced against an African anthill, assiduously annihilating ant after ant, and afterward, Alex astonishingly accuses Albert as also accepting Africa's antipodal ant annexation.… (més)

96
27,347 membres, 455 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (48)

Valoració: 1.52

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aethercowboy (48): He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.

97
3,009 membres, 58 ressenyes
4.01 estrelles (4.01 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (49)

Valoració: 1.51

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aethercowboy (49): It was the day my grandmother exploded.

98
25,862 membres, 607 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (50)

Valoració: 1.5

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aethercowboy (50): I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.… (més)

99
1,396 membres, 42 ressenyes
3.97 estrelles (3.97 estrelles)

Llistes: aethercowboy (51)

Valoració: 1.5

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aethercowboy (51): Elmer Gantry was drunk.

100
2,039 membres, 38 ressenyes
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Llistes: aethercowboy (52)

Valoració: 1.49

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aethercowboy (52): We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.

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