When I was in junior high I read Stephen King’s Firestarter. The preface opens with the immortal opening line fram Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451:
It was a pleasure to burn.
This quote has such a promise of violence (psychological, physical, and otherwise) and pride in the destruction that the book is already filled with a great tension that does not release until the very final word – and this is by virtue of the very first sentence!
This image, from the forthcoming graphic novel interpretation of Bradbury’s work promises a great read.