The 150 Murderous Passions, Or Those Belonging To The Fourth Class, Composing The 28 Days Of February Spent In Hearing The Narrations Of Madame Desgranges, Interspersed Amongst Which Are The Scandalous Doings At The Château During That Month
I've got several, and they're all equally memey.
>My diary, desu: Selected Readings from Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM to Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:04 PM
>I am (and then author's name)
The Big Guy
It's composed entirely of quotes from Nolan's Batman movies to create a staggering work of post-irony, yet ultimately comes together to create something sincere and authentic
Not what you think. It's a barrister's office -- the main character is surrounded by, I guess, sociopaths. He ends being framed by one of them. That's about how far I got.
It's about a Russian antique dealer turned alcoholic and revolutionary when he gets fed up with Russian version of big brother. I hope to incorporate various elements of 1984, but with less of Winston being a pussified cry baby and actual subversion and direct conflict against the establishment. I've even created the perfect drink for the novel which takes place primarily in Moscow. It will be called V, just like the idea of victory gin in 1984 but instead it will be Vodka.
I have not started this plot yet, it will probably be shit and I'll probably never start it but god damn do I like to drink alcohol, wallow in my own misery and fantasize about writing like Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy (won't happen).
Because Russians have a great history. I won't lie, I am a bit of a russophile. I can try to justify it in a way because half of my family actually comes from Eastern Europe and lived under the Iron Curtain, and I speak some Slavic languages but hell, that doesn't work. Russia has an incredible history. Collectively, the Russian people have endured so much hardship and torture and their culture has evolved and molded to adapt to these facts. This is reflected so well in their writings.
>God spoke through their pens
The literature/ music is good and they don't really act like pussies like many Western countries do. They've been through a lot and aren't afraid to admit that and look to the future.
The sister of the series' main character seeks out their rogue halfling brother who intends to use the family name and a loyal robot henchman to gain access to a dormant military technology
Remember That You Must Die
I think Memento Mori sounds better but seeing as my book is set in China I think a Latin title is too incongruous with the content. The theory fits the book's theme really well.
Foxes in the Night
It's set in the Fox Islands of Maine, wrote in a very over the top purple prose style, and is relatively mysterious in terms of detail. Basically the longer you read the more you start to understand what is going on, it doesn't lay everything right out in front of you from the get-go.
Think of the story/setting itself as kind of Alex Cross-ish.
Are you using your one-liners as book titles?
its about a 22 year old philosophy graduate from a mediocre university who becomes a roofer, and falls off of the roof to his death. There's a ton of shit in between those two events but i haven't completely made up my mind.
it's set in the future where everyone is connected digitally but disconnected emotionally and friends you pretend to have are considered greater than people that actually care about you (of which there are very few) and inversely the person you pretend to be is more important than the person that you are. Every character is an overly sensitive woman though some women have penises and their lives are constructed around the ideal of a holy trinity of jealousy, partiality and elitism. And there's no fat girls.
Tijgers in de mist
(Dutch for 'Tigers in the mist')
I used to think it was a good title but I' ve grown to hate it. As it is with everything, it's a repeating pattern of thinking something's really nice and growing to think it's really tacky.
it might be OK. You're hating it only because you're spending a lot of time in the universe, but you have to consider the impact it makes on first glance.
>What's the book about? What's your target demo?
The story is about a lawyer in an import firm's legal department that specialises in EU commodity import laws. He finds it hard to adjust to a fast-changing society and generally romanticises the past. It causes him to be disconnected from his colleagues and most people in general, and he can only find some sense of belonging with his close group of friends, where they heavily enable each other to live parallel to society, pretend old values are still alive and convince themselves that they are in fact right and all other people have to be inferior, slowly making them all spiral into a complete isolation from society. The main person gets into increasingly more trouble at his job, which he hates but he recognises that he needs it to keep up his way of living and that unemployment would make him unhireable and take away his only means of managing himself. He has to choose how much of himself he can fake in order to pass as normal and how that rots everything he conders himself to be.
If that makes any sense at all. I don't have an ending yet. I already know it won't be a happy ending, but I don't want to cop out and end it with his suicide or alcoholism or something.
I don't really have a target demo, but I feel the story (if it ever gets finished in a publishable form, which is by no means self-evident, of course) would appeal to a large group of people who have seen their country/countries change into something unrecognisable but see many others adapting, whilst they themselves don't want to adapt. So that would be the people who generally dislike immigration and the EU. Idk, really, it might be the stupidest story ever but I think it would somehow portray (in condensed form) the feeling that a lot of Europeans have
lots of respected books have bland as fuck names like "War & Peace", "Jane Eyre",
"The Overcoat" etc and still get read.
Doll up your title if you want, but overall its the content that matters more.
Black Pyramid is fine on its own, and even then he can just put shit around it like "Beyond the Black Pyramid" and bullshit like that.
Its not as serious as you think it is, lots of books have stupid as fuck names but manage to catch deals. Like Divergence. Again just make sure your content is going places.
why are you even pretending "everyone else" agrees with you on such a petty point.
I grantee you publishers look more at the core concept of the story than the title. Since that's all it is, a title. It can be changed at any point in the writing process.
The tower of the clergy
It will be a revolutionary fantasy novel.
Mine is called Reverse! Reverse!
It's about a down-on-his-luck shoe salesman with a secret passion for dancing. Unable to come up with the funds to save his house, he enters an endurance contest where the person who can keep doing the Electric Slide the longest wins a million dollars.
You mean penis, right?
>Unable to come up with the funds to save his house, he enters an endurance contest where the person who can keep doing the Electric Slide the longest wins a million dollars
Why would being unable to save his house be the cause of him entering the contest?
If you can win a million dollars anyone, especially someone with a passion for dancing, would enter the contest to win a million fucking dollars
The Colossus and the Flower (space opera)
A rogue A.I. Threatens to send all colonized planets into technological darkness unless the son of a deep space scavenger, a disenfranchised female sentinel from an alien world and the android leader of the first robotic society can discover the it's source and weakness before it's too late
Jaw Breaks Man.
Probably something about a man's mouth leading him to a destructive lifestyle. Could be about constantly saying stupid shit or went down on a crack whore.
I thought about calling my future work simply 'Lucid'
It's called Jawbreaker Six, Return of Abraham Lincoln
jk, it's called When He Speaks. By premise alone, it's about a somewhat distant future where congress recently passed a bill whose effort is to combat loneliness.