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Will Lavender
06-27-2007, 02:30 AM
...great title from all of literature, what would it be?

I've been skimming through the Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors, a book I've read before, just looking at the titles.

And there are some knockouts there. Some titles that are just spectacularly good, titles that make you want to go out and buy the book based on them alone.

But if I had to pick just ONE, it would be

An Armful of Warm Girl by W.M. Spackman

Sean D. Schaffer
06-27-2007, 02:56 AM
Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

Just the title sends chills down my spine!

Storyteller5
06-27-2007, 03:02 AM
The Grapes of Wrath

Azraelsbane
06-27-2007, 03:13 AM
Ooh, this one's easy for me. One of my favorite books :)

Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

gem1122
06-27-2007, 03:56 AM
Middlemarch. I don't know why, but I love that title.

Close Second: Love Medicine

Shady Lane
06-27-2007, 03:57 AM
I'm obsessed with titles.

And I think my favorite is the book I probably mention the most: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

ETA: After careful consideration, I remembered the Ray Bradbury short, I Sing Thee Body Electric!

ChunkyC
06-27-2007, 04:41 AM
Being a science fiction geek and Isaac Asimov fan in particular, I love this title from one of his Empire novels: The Stars, Like Dust

I also really dig Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. So evocative.

Lady Cat
06-27-2007, 04:51 AM
The two titles that immediately sprang to mind were Quicksilver and Shadow, by Charles de Lint and the Dreamthief's Daughter, by Michael Moorcock.

Cath
06-27-2007, 05:12 AM
Azraelsbane already suggested my favorite, with that on the table, I'll shift to my second choice The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres.

akiwiguy
06-27-2007, 05:21 AM
When I think about it, one of my favourite books has a rather cool title...

A Scanner Darkly

Harper K
06-27-2007, 05:26 AM
I haven't read the book yet (shame!), but I think The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is an amazing title.

san_remo_ave
06-27-2007, 07:04 AM
The Count of Monte Cristo. All time fav.

Danger Jane
06-27-2007, 08:58 AM
To The Lighthouse. Virginia Woolf is my OTHER hero. But people are all "Ooh..." if you say that so I just stick with Grace Slick.

alleycat
06-27-2007, 09:12 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird; The Maltese Falcon; For Whom the Bell Tolls; Wind, Sand and Stars, The French Lieutenant's Woman . . .

The titles that Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses generally piques my interest. Love in the Time of Cholera.

Will Lavender
06-27-2007, 09:38 AM
When I think about it, one of my favourite books has a rather cool title...

A Scanner Darkly

You could put together a Pulitzer-winning poetry collection using only Phillip K. Dick titles.

If I had to pick one, however, I think it would be Martian Time-Slip.

Not sure why, but that title has always intrigued me (though I've never read the book). Sort of a blending of old school and new school sci fi in two and a half words.

Also:

Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber.

It works, as Carter intended, as a sort of mystical fantasy evocation, and a promise of a feminist treatise. Brilliant title.

jenfreedom
06-27-2007, 01:11 PM
Hard. My brain's too tired but maybe... Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Or, The Tempest (it just suggests so many possibilities).

~ Jennifer

Jay Byrne
06-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Last of the Mohicans.

kristie911
06-27-2007, 01:34 PM
The Catcher In The Rye.

Odd title, wonderful book. By far my favorite ever...yes, I love it even more than The Stand . It's close though. :)

alleycat
06-27-2007, 01:40 PM
The Tempest (it just suggests so many possibilities).

~ Jennifer
Billy Shakespeare has several good titles. I like A Midsummer Night's Dream.

rhymegirl
06-27-2007, 03:32 PM
The Bone Collector. (Jeffery Deaver)

ccarver30
06-27-2007, 04:11 PM
The Count of Monte Cristo. All time fav.

Mine too. :)

ccarver30
06-27-2007, 04:13 PM
To Kill a Mockingbird; The Maltese Falcon; For Whom the Bell Tolls; Wind, Sand and Stars, The French Lieutenant's Woman . . .

The titles that Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses generally piques my interest. Love in the Time of Cholera.

La cronica de una muerte anunciada!

ChaosTitan
06-27-2007, 06:46 PM
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. :)

alleycat
06-27-2007, 06:57 PM
La cronica de una muerte anunciada!
That too.

Meerkat
06-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Gone With The Wind

MidnightMuse
06-27-2007, 07:00 PM
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

aka eraser
06-27-2007, 07:11 PM
The Well at the World's End - William Morris