Bringing Titles to the Present!
One of the hardest things to do in the world of reading is choosing the book that’s right for you. Some of us rely on word of mouth, book groups, tube ads and series that we’ve seen on film and TV – but that’s a lot to get through, and of course they aren’t as easily digestable as music. So if you happen to wander into a bookstore, how much can you tell from a title? How many times have you stumbled in with the vaguest idea of a book you want then find something completely different?
From the Guardian website, humourist David Sedarist has thought of retitling books according to their content, such examples as Great Gatsby – Drink Responsibly.
Two examples I can think of are Kafka on the Shore: Inside View of cats and Colonel Sanders and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The future’s not bright, the future is debris.
Which titles would you retitle and why?