Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Diminutive Englishman I'm Married to and I were having a discussion about bad novel titles to be paired with the subtitle, A Novel. Like:

Coulda Been: A Novel
Not Really: A Novel
What Made You Think You Could Write: a Novel

and even fancier subtitles:

Oh Fuck: A Novel of the French Revolution
Nobody Wants to Buy: A Novel of Suburbia


This perhaps is not so different from my favorite game, which I like to call Great Butts of Literature. I bet you can figure it out. Here, I'll go first:

How Green Was My Butt.


fergojisan said...

I love the fancier subtitles!

I would like to play Great Butts of Literature please.

A Confederacy of Butts.

Like that?

Elizabeth McCracken said...

You got it.

The Butt is a Lonely Hunter.

Nicholas Nicklebutt

fergojisan said...



Bright Lights, Big Butt.

Anonymous said...

Butt ExpectationsOur Mutual ButtBleak Butt

Anonymous said...

I tried to get too fancy with the formatting in the comment above!

Anonymous said...

Wait, I came back from making dinner and turned the computer on just because I'm so excited about: Butt and Punishment.

Elizabeth McCracken said...

hee hee hee.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Butt.

Monica WIng said...

A Farewell to Butts?
Vile Butts?
Mutiny on the Butts?

The colon thing is non-fiction even more. It's like a law, all non-fiction books must be titled:

Punchy Short Phrase!:Longer phrase that explains what book is actually about

Anonymous said...

The Tin Butt.

as gretta grows said...

The Wind-up Butt Chronicles
Goodnight Butts (kid's lit is even better, no?)

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm not too late!

The Wind in the Butt

The Lion, the Witch and the Butt

Charlotte's Butt

The Giant's Butt

Mrs. K

Pamela said...

A Tale of Two Butts

askim624 said...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Butt