54 great opening lines: 23

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In my younger and more vulnerable years I went alone to see Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby.  It was slow and misty but dramatic enough.  I’ve never heard the song ‘What’ll I do?’ without returning in my mind to that movie theatre.

6 thoughts on “54 great opening lines: 23

    • I have to confess that though it’s on my bookshelf I’ve never read more than a few pages. Not compelling enough. But the very title reminds me of ‘What’ll I do’. And I really like the opening line.

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