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Post by KitabuKizuri » 06 Dec 2018, 02:44

The title sounds solid but publicly recommending the book is tricky due to the author's choice of words.

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Post by Kibetious » 06 Dec 2018, 06:02

The title was well thought out indeed. It also acted as a warning or caution to anyone on how the author was going to approach the issues he wrote about.
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Post by Theresam » 06 Dec 2018, 11:19

DorcasToo wrote:
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For me I felt the title made sense and carries a heavy meaning. It also self explanatory and at the same time symbolic.
I agree with your response it is symbolic and the meaning is significant. I think it gives readers a glimpse into the deeper meaning of the book by writing the title that way. I enjoyed the book

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 06 Dec 2018, 14:33

I feel the title has an actual representation of the book. So there is a great role of the title of the book to show the explanation of the story inside.

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Post by Mouricia25 » 06 Dec 2018, 23:38

I actually liked the title. I thought it was funny, and a little out there.

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Post by JordanKSmith » 08 Dec 2018, 03:24

I mostly liked it. The title telegraphs precisely what is inside the book. That is very useful for sales.

On the negative side, it will probably offend some people, so it might serve as a double-edged sword.

It might just be me, but I thought that the title is a bit long. Also, it's funny, but I found the "But's" slightly irritating. I think it might be because I was mentally prepped for the word "butts."
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Post by Jdalba2018 » 08 Dec 2018, 13:50

wonderfully well chosen, it got my attention immediately

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Post by BriennaiJ » 08 Dec 2018, 15:07

It definitely caught my eye, and it made me feel as if it wasn't going to be the normal kind of self-help book. And sure enough, it wasn't and I really enjoyed it!

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Post by Jeyran Main » 11 Dec 2018, 16:01

The first impression I got was that this is going to be a self-help book and is going to inspire me to be better than what I am. Instantly, I felt that it must be about changing things myself if I am not happy with it.
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Post by cherrykarl » 13 Dec 2018, 02:42

The title sounds really timely for me and would really get anyone's attention for sure. It is also funny somehow but would truly makes a lot of sense
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Post by Erika Thomas » 13 Dec 2018, 17:48

I think this was a very catchy title. I read personal development books as it is, so I would've been intrigued regardless. But even for a person who doesn't read this type of book, the title would catch an eye and make a person laugh. It would definitely make a person take a second look, and possibly read this book even if they wouldn't normally read this type of book. I definitely think the title was a positive thing for this book!

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Post by StelKel1592 » 15 Dec 2018, 14:36

I liked it because of the word-play. I think anything that generates a double-take is going to attract readers. That said, I can definitely see how it would be off-putting to some potential readers.

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Post by SpectreMy » 15 Dec 2018, 17:42

It need to grab attention of reader that's for sure

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Post by nooregano » 16 Dec 2018, 00:27

The use of "but's" put me off and seemed a little clunky and forced, but that actually added a strange sort of charm to it. It conjured up a vivid vision of middle-aged man, stern and stoic but with a twinkle in his eye - a father figure who will relentlessly push you but will crack a bad joke now and then to ease the tension. The vibe of the writing and the audience it is meant for is immediately apparent in a visceral sense. You know what you're going to get from the book, and you might pick it up for its humorous familiarity and comforting, archetypical theme - or you might pick it up to be yelled at and motivated from a comfortable distance, so you can spring yourself into action.

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Post by Fuzaila » 16 Dec 2018, 01:47

The title was really compelling. I thought the book would be on humour but that isn't the case. Anyhow I liked the title which made me check out the blurb.
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