Overall Rank: 476
"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made out of a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter..."
Overall Rank: 482
"Mr. Tench went out to look for his ether cylinder, into the blazing Mexican sun and the bleaching dust."
Overall Rank: 200
"Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston."Sally.""
Overall Rank: 374
"We are at rest five miles behind the front."
Overall Rank: 279
"We were coming down our road. Kevin stopped at a gate and bashed it with a stick. It was Missis Quigley's gate; she was always looking out the window but she never did anything."
Overall Rank: 391
"It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers."
Overall Rank: 405
"ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE, is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the..."
Overall Rank: 410
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like 'I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive . . .' And suddenly..."
Overall Rank: 513
"A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy."
Overall Rank: 521
"Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life."