Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Name of This Book is Secret
No. Seriously. That's the name of the book.
This is a kids' book I got for my daughter but she didn't like it. So I read it myself.
It was okay, kind of like the Series of Unfortunate Events, but this guy is not quite as good as Lemony Snicket.
I freely admit I was interested in the book purely for its title. I can be really shallow that way, judging a book by its cover and all.
Other books I have read simply because they had cool titles include:
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Eagan
This one was pretty good, but I was disappointed in the ending.
(No I'm not telling you the ending. Giving away ending of books is against my personal code of ethics.)
How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming by Mike Brown
I mean, who could resist THAT title?
I admit to skimming this one--like I said, I'm not all that into nonfiction--but it was pretty interesting.
I recommend it to anyone who's wondering why the heck Pluto's not a planet anymore.
(Short answer: It's Mike's fault.)
Anyways, I'm a sucker for a good title.
Now if only I knew how to WRITE one....