Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Ultimate Title: Misery

The saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover.”  We all do anyway.  If people didn’t then writer’s wouldn’t pay big bucks to get covers made. 

Not only do we judge books by their cover, but we also judge them on their title. In my opinion the novel with the best title of all time is Stephen King’s Misery, first published in 1987

Not only does the title tell you that the book is about Paul Sheldon’s state through the entire novel, but Misery is also the name of his main character in his novels.  And Anne Wilkes’ pig.  You know just from the title that this book is about pain and anguish.  (as a side note the movie version is also one of the best adaptations of a novel and Kathy Bates IS Anne Wilkes)  ((it also has one of the best openings))

 Part 1, Chapter 1 of Misery

Umber whunnnn
Yerrrnnn umber whunnnn
These sounds:  even in the haze.



What is your favorite book title?

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