And the clocks were striking thirteen

Glad to see my 1984 suggestion made it into John Rentoul’s list of top ten first lines in fiction. (Translations weren’t allowed, hence no trace of Gregor Samsa awakening from uneasy dreams.) I bought a copy of the facsimile edition of Orwell’s novel many, many years ago. The coffee table book to end all coffee table books…

1984-opening-paragraph

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