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No017 MY Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Book Icon poster

17. Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down…

No016 MY The Catcher in the Rye Book Icon poster

16. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was…

No014 MY If on a winter’s night a traveler Book Icon poster

14. You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. —Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler (1979;…

No015 MY Murphy Book Icon poster

15. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. —Samuel Beckett, Murphy (1938) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are…

No013 MY The Trial Book Icon poster

13. Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested. —Franz Kafka, The Trial (1925; trans. Breon Mitchell) Part…

No012 MY Huckleberry Finn Book Icon poster

12. You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter. —Mark Twain,…

No011 MY Miss Lonelyhearts Book Icon poster

11. The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are you in trouble?—Do-you-need-advice?—Write-to-Miss-Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared at a piece of white cardboard. —Nathanael West, Miss…

No010 MY Invisible Man Book Icon poster

10. I am an invisible man. —Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the author’s…

No009 MY Tale of Two Cities Book Icon poster

9. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the…

No008 MY 1984 Book Icon poster

8. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984 (1949) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels…

No007 MY Finnegans Wake Book Icon poster

7. riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs….

No006 MY Anna Karenina Book Icon poster

6. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877; trans. Constance Garnett) Part of my 100 Best…

No005 MY Lolita Book Icon poster

5. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful….

No004 MY One Hundred Years of Solitude Book Icon poster

4. Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. —Gabriel…

No003 MY Gravitys Rainbow Book Icon poster

3. A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the…

No002 MY Pride and Prejudice Book Icon poster

2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and…

No570 My The Hurricane minimal movie poster

The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. Director: Norman Jewison Stars:…

No440 My The Notebook minimal movie poster

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social…

No422 My Straight Outta Compton minimal movie poster

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Director:…

No410 My The Texas Chain Saw Massacre minimal movie poster

Five friends visiting their grandfather’s house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals. Director: Tobe Hooper Stars:…

No387 My West Side Story minimal movie poster

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise Stars: Natalie Wood,…

No305 My Nine half Weeks minimal movie poster

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man.She barely knows about his life, only…

No194 My Perfume The Story of a Murderer minimal movie poster

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world’s finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. Director:…