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?

~ by caareteam on May 1, 2011.

One Response to “Bringing Titles to the Present!”

  1. Madame Bovary – Shut up you spoiled, whiney b**ch!

    Anna Karenina – Same as above.


    Remembrance of Things Past – All this for a cookie (biscuit)?

    War and Peace – Throw parties, kill people, throw more parties, kill more people, grow old and/or die.

    Pride & Prejudice – You know you’ll wind up together anyway, because this is Jane Austen.

    Wuthering Heights – Give it up, you can see the man’s a raving lunatic!

    The Old Man and the Sea – A dude caught a fish.

    The Grapes of Wrath – Dust, dust and more dust.

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Damn, it’s cold.

    Mrs. Dalloway – When parties go very wrong.

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