The content of a book is, of course, what matters. But a great book can be made even better with a cool title. And a bad book that would never otherwise leave its mark can at least be made memorable with a creative title. Here are six of the more interesting titles that have been used:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven- This collection of short stories by Sherman Alexie was published in the early 90s. It was his breakthrough book. Think about the title as you read and it will make sense.
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse- A science fiction work by British author Robert Rankin. Published in 2004 it takes place in “Toy City” where toys are alive and characters from nursery rhymes are celebrities.
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders- It’s been described as not reality, not fairytale and not really scifi. Apparently there is a talking belt buckle. So it’s not just an interesting title.
The Sugar Frosted Nutsack- One has to wonder if Mark Leyner chose the title first and then wrote the book around it.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong- Dark and violent. A woman from a trailer park and her smelly cat have to navigate a futuristic dystopia to save humanity. This sounds like it might be worth checking out!
Ask Me About My Uterus ( A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain)- This is the only nonfiction work to make the list (well done author Abby Norman!) and the title certainly gets noticed. Best to be careful discussing this title in public. A woman using the phrase “ask me about my uterus” could elicit unwanted inquiries about her uterus.