I'm a sucker for a cracker opening sentence.
Here are some of my favourites.
"We came on the wind of the carnival." Chocolat, Joanne Harris
"Joseph fixed his eyes on the coffin and thought of silkworms." The Running Man, Michael Gerard Bauer
"Change tiptoed into our lives with her eyes down, like a shy chick coming late to class." Boofheads, Mo Johnson
"HERE IS A SMALL FACT
You are going to die."
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
"The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do." A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness