"Call me Ishmael."
With the billions of books out there to choose from, why settle for something less than special? And what better way to evaluate a book's potential than by flipping it open and reading the first line? Well, aside from Moby Dick, which many school children may attempt to dissaude you from reading, there are plenty of other great books out there whose authors know how to draw their reader in. Below are 12 excellent opening lines identified by readers on reddit as some of the best they've seen. Feel free to share more of your own favorites!