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Never mind if you liked the book or not, or even if you've read the book or not. Just post the book titles that wowed you.

Dave Eggers, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." A *slight* exaggeration. But great, "overflowing with blood and sentiment and a simple bare longing for people who are gone."

Arthur Clarke, "The Songs of Distant Earth." Bought this on the strength of the title and the first few pages. Didn't like most of it.
 
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Reminds me of Dream trapped in that magic circle.
 
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Ray Bradbury's "I Sing the Body Electric"
 
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"I sing the body Electric"

Is that a poem...? that's really familiar to me. Unfortunately right now off the top of my head, I can't think of any unusual striking titles. Give me time though.


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Yes, "I Sing The Body Electric" was the title of a poem by Walt Whitman. Bradbury borrowed it for his book.

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A Nice Day for Screaming, and Other Tales of the Hub - a book of short stories by James K. Schmitz (better known for the great, sweet space opera The Witches of Karres)

- Cho


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You are a Confectioner. Who can take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew? Actually, that's Bob The Enchanter, two doors down on the left. But you make delectable treats, which is no simple feat considering Oompa Loompas won't be invented for three centuries. Not only do you delight with your sweets, but you've paved the way for a new profession: dentistry!

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the blog thing: From an Ayewards World ...
 
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Do androids dream of electric sheep


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Tom Robbins is the KING of great book titles.

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


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Bradbury, "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

Carl Sagan, "The Dragons of Eden." Dated but still entertaining. And there was a great chapter title in "Broca's Brain:" "That World Which Beckons Like a Liberation."
 
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i like the titles of the time quartet series by madeleine l'engle(?)

a wrinkle in time
a wind in the door
a swiftly tilting planet
many waters


lurk.... lurk.... lurk....
 
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Neverwhere Razz

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (by Douglas Adams)


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Meh. The closest Gaiman came to a really good title was "A Game of You."

Erica Jong, "Fear of Flying." A little disappointing, I expected more from a title like that.
Tim Allen, "Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man."

Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." I don't even like the Chili Peppers, but I STILL can't get over that title.
 
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Mark Leyner wrote a book called "My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist."

and i just finished reading a book by Chip Kidd called "The Cheese Monkeys," which i picked up for the title alone. i mean, you've got cheese AND monkeys! how can you go wrong?


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Atlas Shrugged.
 
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"Polyphilo, or, The dark forest revisited : an erotic epiphany of architecture" by Alberto Pérez-Gómez


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i saw this book in the library when i was a kid:

My Name is Sus5an Smith. The 5 is silent.

title's always stuck in my head. though i never read it for some reason. probably didn't have enough magic or robots in it. Wink



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"Love Is A Dog From Hell" -- Charles Bukowski
 
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I'm trying to remember here (and I'm probably remembering wrong), but didn't Kinky Friedman take the title of one of his songs, "The Asshole from El Paso" and turn it into a book title?

Even if he didn't that was a very catchy song title Wink

Then there's Umberto Eco's How to Travel with a Salmon, a book I enjoyed greatly.

There are too many Luis Borges book titles to list here, so just about every one of them is memorable, for the title as well as the contents within.

China Miéville's Perdido Street Station was very interesting titlewise, to say the least.

And finally...

Illuminatus!


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Calderón de la Barca, La vida es sueño
 
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Tony White, "CHARLIEUNCLENORFOLKTANGO." I'm going back to buy that one.

Lovecraft, "The Fungi From Yuggoth." and "At the Mountains of Madness."

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Originally posted by The Lord of Nothings:
"Love Is A Dog From Hell" -- Charles Bukowski


I read Bukowski's "Innocence," apparently a more optimistic take on love. Gave me a great quote, "To see her in sunlight was to see Marxism die." Nice.

JG Ballard:
"Empire of the Sun"
"By Day Fantastic Birds Flew through the Petrified Forest"
"Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan"
 
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence by Pirsig
The Warhound and the World's Pain by Moorcock


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