Remember this line?
When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
How about this one?
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Even as I write I feel myself getting sucked in all over again. There’s something very special going on in those opening lines to two of my favorite novels.
If you’re not feeling it, you’re probably Spock…or you haven’t read the books.Read more