Best book titles.

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  1. IamJoseph Banned Banned

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    Among my favorite book titles are these two rarities:

    ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTAINENCE.

    I MAY NOT BE PERFECT BUT SOME PARTS OF ME ARE EXCELLENT.

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  3. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    Jesus on Mars by Joses Phillip Farmer


    my bad the Phillip and Jose portions of the name are reversed
     
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  5. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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  7. IamJoseph Banned Banned

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    Prove that on earth first, I say!
     
  8. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    dude considering your nuts enough to be in a Jose Phillip Farmer book I wouldn't comment on it.
     
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    This story by Ernest K. Gann was made into a movie with John Wayne.

    Arthur
     
  10. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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    What are the rules about using names from movies, but in a completely different context?
     
  11. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Most of Lovecraft's titles are very bland...'The Terrible Old Man' for example.

    But every once in a while...a killer!!!

    What the Moon Brings
    The Night Ocean
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    The Colour out of Space
     
  12. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    Steinbeck had some good titles.

    Of Mice and Men
    East of Eden
    Grapes of Wrath
    Winter of our Discontent
     
  13. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    What about -
    At the Mountains of Madness
    The Doom That Came To Sarnath

    and, of course -
    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
     
  14. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Well aside from the first title which I mentioned several posts ago, the others dont evoke any visuals for me.

    I always thought Dream-Quest was too 'amorphous'...to use one of Lovecraft's favourite words.
     
  15. A_Starr Registered Member

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    My favourite titles are: Looking for Alaska Farenheit 451
     
  16. stratos Banned Banned

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    "Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank And Shook The Financial World". A good title because, though apparently arrogant and naive, it's the sober truth. Nick Leeson was the young derivatives trader who racked up $1.4 billion in concealed losses causing the collapse of the oldest merchant bank, the respected Barings empire, in 1995. The book was made into the film "Rogue Trader" starring Ewan [Obi Wan] McGregor in 1999 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI86OTaKiVI). Simultaneously entertaining and appalling.
     
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  18. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    I love This 2009 one:

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