Another blog post discussed covers recently, but my pet peeve at the moment concerns titles. Why must titles be pompous, abstract, or chosen for mere shock value? What is wrong with having a title that fits the story and allows a reader to associate the title with the plot?
I've just tossed two mysteries (by best-selling authors), one after the other, when I realized I'd already read them.
One is by Ruth Rendell (END IN TEARS), surely a title that could fit every single… Continue