Thursday, November 10, 2011

Name that Book

So. Here we are, on a gloomy, rainy afternoon. You know what would be fun? A game. A game of "Name that book", sponsored by the website Better Book Titles. I'll show you a picture of a book that has obviously been tampered with, and you have to guess the real title of the book. Ready? Let's go! (And no fair skipping down to the bottom of the post, where the answers are!)

Too easy? Let's try another:

How about this one:

(Seems like an obvious concept, doesn't it, yet one we humans haven't grasped.) And on to the next two:

Getting them so far? How about this one:

Alright, that one was a gimme. Last one, just because I love the real thing so much:

How'd you do?
Here's the answers, in order of appearance:

A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
What to Expect When You're Expecting, Heidi Murkoff
127 Hours, Aron Ralston
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst

Want more? Head on over to Better Book Titles. Easily offended people, be warned: many are NSFW (Especially Not Safe For Work blogs. Though many had me snorting like a rogue rhino, I wasn't able to post them here.)
Thanks for playing, see you next time!

1 comment:

  1. Ok you are brilliant. There I said it. So there.