One-word book titles…

…or “Why I Love TheMillions.com:”

Ever since I fell in love with Jernigan I’ve been drawn to books with one-word titles – partly because Sonny Mehta loves one-word titles, but mainly because they can be so enviably concise and memorable, so perfect. At their best, one-word titles distill content to its purest essence, which is what all titles strive to do, and then they stick in the mind. Sometimes, of course, they fall flat, and much of the time they’re just lukewarm and vague or, worse, falsely grand.

Weirdly, I’ve always thought long names for movies (and perhaps books as well) were positively correlated with the indie-ness of the film. Thoughts?

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