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Christopher Fowler
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It's usually a bad sign when a novel opens with a description of the weather. With so many ways available of capturing the reader's attention, why start with one we can all see? The exception is the famous opening of 'Bleak House' (which I parodied in the opening of 'The Burning Man'), because Dickens manages to surprise within a few words with his image of a dinosaur through Holborn's mud. But…
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