Sunday, February 6, 2011

Worst. Book title. Ever.

Okay. I haven't read this book, I don't know what it's about, and I really, really, really don't care to read it based on the title:
The Truth-Teller's Lie
Ahh. I swear, no book title has ever been more insipidly bland and completely formulaic-without-revealing-anything-about-the-book! Seriously? Say this one out loud a few times. Does it mean anything? Is it referencing anything? It doesn't even sound right, it sounds completely idiotic.

To make matters worse... it was once published under a different title. "Hurting Distance" isn't the greatest book title ever, but it's 10x10^100 times better than, well... "The Truth-Teller's Lie".

I think I need to go dunk my head in a bucket of ice-cold water...

5 comments:

  1. I agreed with you. "Truth-teller's lie" Ewww.. Is this anything to do with Sophie Hannah's Hurting Distance?

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  2. Yes, JoV, this is the new title.

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  3. Completely get this. I feel the same way about Kapitoil, and even though it is shortlisted for the 2011 Tournament of Books which I love, I cannot bring myself to read it.

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  4. That title is pretty bad. I hate titles like "The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake." Why, why, why??

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  5. LOL!! That is one horrible title. I wonder if it was the author's idea or the publisher's. No doubt they wanted to bring some intrigue to the title...

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