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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Book Titles That Impress

Something tells me that authors spend more time in coming up with an appealing book title than the time spent on writing the book itself. One example that comes to mind is Robin Sharma's The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Most of the reviews have been quite critical and I fail to understand how this book has hogged the limelight. I even noticed that Tamil comedian Vivek presented this book to President Abdul Kalam recently.

Here's another book that caught my eye. I haven't heard about the author Kathy Lette and hence can't vouch for the book or the author.

11 Comments:

  • kaps,

    i just now wrote blog posts making fun of my wife ..'kanni raasi' etc.

    dont play with my life with such suggestive book titles. this will come back and hit you when you get married.

    By Blogger Hawkeye, at 10:19 PM  

  • i fell for the title 'the monk who sold his ferrari' and bought the book.. thankfully, i bought it at a charity shop for less than a pound. :)

    By Blogger Chakra Sampath, at 10:23 PM  

  • Hee hee... well said!!

    By Blogger How do we know, at 11:02 PM  

  • Monk who sold... is quite an interesting book with some rocking quotes. As they say you cannot please all (read critics) :)

    By Blogger Kishor Cariappa, at 11:30 PM  

  • I bought the Monk and left it midway and never get the inclination to pick it up again-hyped up.There are better books in that genre

    By Anonymous vasanthi, at 11:44 PM  

  • i thought i was the only one who read it half way - sigh could have bought something else

    By Blogger visithra, at 3:11 PM  

  • @Hawkeye,
    Let's get together and launch a PMK style protest against this author.

    @Chakra,
    good for u

    @Kishor Cariappa,
    glad to know that u liked it, but u must be among the minority :-)

    @Vasanthi,
    Even i left it half-way thru

    @Visithra,
    very true

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:56 AM  

  • There are two other books "FISH" and "FISH for life" .. Pretty wierd title ,.. but the content is too good..
    Worth reading

    By Blogger The Other Side, at 11:30 AM  

  • heh....how does that old saying go?

    ...you don't judge a book by its cover...or something like that.

    By Blogger Sunil, at 8:47 AM  

  • LOL! Wont be surprised if this book has takers numbering billions... :)

    By Anonymous Govar, at 12:00 AM  

  • Dont know if you guys have seen it..... but there is a new book in the stores...called "I Bought the Monk's Ferrari". A book quite contrarian to the earlier book which you all left midway. I read it and liked it. Good simple concepts. This is the second book by Ravi Subramanian. Am told that his first one "If God was a Banker" was a smashing hit. Am trying to get my hand on one. If anyone knows where i can find one it will help. Crossword in Mumbai is out of stock and have promised me that they will get me one. However wanted to make use of this long weekend.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:41 PM  

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