The third part to our Authors this Autumn piece is now here. In true BKMRK style, we asked another VERY bookish question… 

What is the one opening line from a book that has always stayed with you and why do you think it has?

 

 

Taran Matharu (author of the Summoner series): The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – “Far out in the uncharted waters of the backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.”

It speaks to our tiny world’s insignificance and the broad scope that the book promises. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy Banghart (author of Grace & Fury): The first line in Victoria Schwab’s first book, The Near Witch, completely enchanted me, and I’ve been a fan ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikesh Shukla (author of Run, Riot): ‘My name is Karim Amir and I am an Englishman through and through, almost…’ from The Buddha Of Suburbia. It was that word almost that made me feel seen. A brown kid from the suburbs of London who was not English enough and not Indian enough. I found a kindred soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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