Wait, haven't you read "Why Women Deserve Less" or "Joy Of Cooking Meth"?
So if the message is hopeful, why call the book The Fault in Our Stars? Possibly because this book is not about blind hope; it's about acceptance and perseverance in the face of reality -- a modern realistic fairytale of sorts.
There are novels with titles that are puzzling, at least at first. What exactly do they mean? What are they referring to in the book? It can be frustrating to figure that out, but also fun. Many people like to read mysteries, and an obscure novel title is sort of a mystery in microcosm.
Crime and Punishment Lord of the Flies Would you be more likely to read literary classics if the same principal applied to
What might the world have lost if, instead of letting memorable women in literature stand on their own two feet, we'd been given forgettable titles like Anna Karenina: The Bureaucrat's Wife.
Next spring, Chronicle Books will publish a look back at 20 years of the project. Meantime, Katchadourian currently has an
Everyone clamors for a book by star comedians who reflect on their rise to success. But what about feature (the guy or gal between the emcee and the headliner) comedians -- the stop on the way to headliner success for some, or the purgatory of comedy for many?
A book title is a story's thesis statement. If it's boring or off-putting, readers will turn their attention elsewhere. If
Celebrating the triple crown of holiday entrees, Doubleday Books started a Twitter hashtag for literary feasts. Rather than
Twitter was aflutter Wednesday morning with word that an R. Kelly memoir called "Soula Coaster" would be dropping Nov. 15
"The Grapes of Wrath," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Book titles can be very