The Internet Is Making Books Sinister by Adding “And Then The Murders Began” to the Opening

A book’s opening should make an impact, and convince you to continue reading the rest of the story. But the internet has proven (again) that nothing is innocent. Taking even the most family friendly books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar – folks on Twitter have been adding “and then the murders began” to the opening lines.

The idea was sparked by sci-fi/horror writer Marc Laidlaw, with the hashtag #LaidlawsRule. Some of his fans suggestions defiantly improve on the classics!


The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone


Nursery Rhymes, Dorling Kindersley


Wind in the Willows


Charlotte’s Web


Winnie The Pooh

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