Following the clues given in book titles

August 5th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 2 comments § permalink

Some titles tell you about all you need to know about a book. Does Major Snodgrass Does the Boogie-Woogie or District Nurse leave much doubt about the kind of books they are? Just about any book with blood in the title is a crime story.

There’s a whole class of books with titles built on the formula of funny surname (Snodgrass, Winterbottom, Pettigrew, etc.) followed by a simple statement, as in the example above. I usually avoid them. Not that I’m always right to do so. » Read the rest of this entry «

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