Crazy-Making Book Titles
I have problems with some book titles, maybe because I can't remember them or they seem bizarre to me. Here are a few that drive me a bit nuts: Howards End by E. M. Forster - There is no apostrophe in Howards, but apparently I'm not the only reader/typist who mistakenly inserts one. It's such an ingrained habit. I once read an explanation as to why it's Howards, not Howard's, but now I've forgotten it. I usually mess up Howards End Is on the Landing by Susan Hill, too. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino - Baffling title of a baffling book, in my opinion, but many think the title and story are very, very clever. The Singapore Grip by J. G. Farrell - Not until years after reading the book did I realize this title is a double entendre! I think I actually blushed when someone told me.
What book titles have tripped you? Or fooled you? Or just won't stay in your memory?
I bet you players of the 'book title game that will never end' can come up with some doozies! :-)