Some attention-grabbing, knock ‘em dead first lines

There seems to be a lot of pressure to write a memorable, attention-grabbing, knock ’em dead first line.

As authors, we’re supposed to understand its critical importance. Without an attention-grabbing, knock ‘em dead first line, readers may not move to the second. So, as I write and rewrite an opening line for my new novel, I thought a look at the first lines of some of my favorite books would provide a little inspiration.