It's "First Line Friday" again. Today's first line is a great one for memorizing, if you are in the business of memorizing first lines:
"I knew her eight years ago."
Now, I like this line. I don't love it, but I do think it's a good first line. I like that it's concise (very concise . . . 6 words), but completely introduces the reader to the subject, which is obviously a girl. But, I also wonder about its efficacy? Does it work? Is too basic?
The writer, of course, is Phillip Roth. The novel is The Dying Animal.