Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Titles: Short & Sweet or Longwinded & Drawnout

I discourage anyone from 'judging a book by its cover', but sometimes ya just can't help it!

Is it just me? or has anyone else noticed that book titles have become exceedingly longer and longer? While many famous (and some not so famous) books have consisted of ONE WORD titles , there are a handful of book titles I came across that have unnecessarily long, ridiculously extensive, and downright superfluous titles.

Literary Addict shows many books with long(ish) titles. But when you're sitting in your dorm on a Saturday night searching book titles (as probably only me would do) what better site than Guinness Book of World Records to locate the longest title ever!? Guinness gives the award to Davide Ciliberti who wrote a book that consists of 1,433 characters long (290 words).

Well, apparently Guinness hasn't heard of Nigel Tomm. He wrote a book with a title consisting of a whopping 670 words!! Just one character shy of 4,000! Is this phenomenal or what!?

Again, maybe it's just me, but if anyone can top Tomm's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious book title...please help put my mind at ease!

Thanx - ALI

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