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I've no idea what this book is about - but I've seen the the title bouncing around the Net and I recall it.
I think Oates writes more books in a given year than I read - yes, she's that prolific. And she has great titles, from this one through the simple yet sinister "Them" to one of my all-time favorite short story titles: "How I Contemplated the World From the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again"
Trust me; you don't want to read this.
Trust me; a dense, impossible, dank...classic metaphysics tome.
I'm glad I read this for two reasons: 1) Damn good! 2) I don't have to read it again. It's a painful read.
Actually, this may be the anti-brilliant title: You glance at that mouthful and decide to immediately...never touch the book.
Clever collection of magazine essays, from publications including Playboy.
Effortlessly written (and to read) book, but a clever enough title to stop you in your tracks.
McPhee does titles well - other books include "The Curve of Binding Energy," "The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed" and "Assembling California."
A doctor explains - in some detail - exactly what happens with our different ways of dying (heart attack, drowning and so on).
A good beach read? Absolutely!
Where Woolf invokes - indirectly - the Nietzschean Superman.
By the author of one of my all-time favorite short stories, A Life in the Day of a Writer.
Yes, In Cold Blood is his classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's is the movie everyone knows, A Christmas Memory is his highly underrated memoir of a slice of his youth - but this is Capote's best title, and it's the book that put him on the map.
I think this is where Don Henley got the title for the eponymous cut on "The End of the Innocence" CD.
Sacks' first bestselling book (not certain if it was his first) and probably - to me - his best. How can you not pick this up to figger out just what the title means?
Wonderful book (so-so movie), but one of those rhapsodic, enigmatic titles.
Along with Catcher in the Rye, a book you should read in high school or college. But what a title - ripped off, I believe, from the wonderful "Zen in the Art of Archery" (a more truly Zen book; spiritual in a very quiet way...like Zen Buddism).