Best Beginning of a Novel

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149 books · 197 voters · list created August 15th, 2008 by Sarah (votes) .
Tags: fiction, first
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Ben Great list.... except for the usual Spammers...


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Lobstergirl Wow, some people really do not understand what a novel is.


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