30 Day Challenge: Day 28

The Sprouts of Wrath - Robert Rankin Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North - Stuart Maconie From Aberystwyth with Love - Malcolm Pryce



My first thoughts for this category were titles like A Dance to the Music of TimeOne Hundred Years of Solitude, or Jude the Obscure.  Clever titles that make you wonder what the book is going to be about.  But then I thought, nah that's way too pretentious, which is why I've gone in a much sillier direction and chosen books whose titles are either cheeky word-play or groan-worthy puns.


For example, Stuart Maconie came up with a fabulous title for his book about the north of England. Just think, if only Jane Austen had named her book Pies and Prejudice, I might have actually liked it.


And how about Malcolm Pryce's wonderfully surreal Aberystwyth series? Set in an alternative Wales, these books feature Louie Knight, a private eye in the style of Philip Marlowe.  Just like the books, the titles take something familiar and twist it around. From Aberystwyth With Love, Don't Cry for Me Aberystwyth, and Last Tango in Aberystwyth.


But the king of the punning title is Robert Rankin.  Who could resist The Sprouts of Wrath, East of Ealing, or Web Site Story?


And finally, my inner 12-year-old chose this one. Go on, admit it.  You laughed didn't you?