The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand
Where the Sidewalk Ends- Shel Silverstein
The Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul- Douglas Adams
The Deep End of the Ocean- Jacquleyn Mitchard
Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel
The Mermaid Chair–Sue Monk Kidd
- This one’s pretty great too.
These titles are bold, potent words, evoking an emotional response. I mean, The Pillars of the Earth? What a grand sentence! Just reading these titles, several of which I haven’t read, I feel something shift, and wonder, and turn to stare.
I brew up an insecurity attack about my books as I lie in bed with yet another bout of insomnia. Blood Orchids is on the verge of coming out, and it’s a scary time. This me thinking about what it is that makes a truly great book–and in this day and age of instant gratification (e-books! webzines! apps !) and the bulk of people with the attention span of a gnat, a great title is the perfect start.
What are some of your favorite titles? How did they impact your choice to buy the book?