Suitability of the Title

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Re: Suitability of the Title

Post by cvetelina_yovcheva87 » 07 Dec 2018, 04:29

I think that the title is suitable,as the word ghost does not refer only to apparitions, but also to the ghosts in one's own mind that chase him or her.

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Post by Catherine Amarachi » 10 Dec 2018, 05:27

I think the book title is misleading, sine the title "face of fear" portrays more of horror happenings but ironically the content of the book which were mainly on kidnapping and abduction says otherwise.

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Post by StelKel1592 » 10 Dec 2018, 12:49

I think the title presents the same problems as the cover art. While they work well together (the image is a great illustraion for "Face of Fear"), they give the sense that this is a horror novel. That's both going to mean disappointment for readers looking for a horror novel and turning off the suspense readers who are most likely going to enjoy the novel--but will, as the saying goes, judge the book by its cover and assume this is not a good fit for them.

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Post by chelhack » 11 Dec 2018, 02:22

Yes, I believe the title is suitable for this story because when killing they use the mask to cover their face if that is the last thing one sees or the picture they get in there head when they think about death or who is behind the killing then the mask that where used represents that face of fear.
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Post by katiesquilts » 11 Dec 2018, 04:57

I definitely thought it was horror, maybe of the supernatural variety, so I was disappointed to see that it was just about a kidnapping. But actually, my first thought when seeing the title was, "THIS is what we're reading in December?! Horror? Really? Halloween was only a month and a half ago!" I was completely fooled.

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Post by Ksharmilla » 11 Dec 2018, 12:57

I thought it was a horror so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it wasn't. The title catches your attention and makes you want to know what the book is about. I think it does the job nicely.
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Post by Kister Bless » 11 Dec 2018, 21:10

The title of the book goes hand in hand with the cover page. As for the story I can't tell because I was scared of reading it since I thought it's a horror story.

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Post by KitabuKizuri » 12 Dec 2018, 01:32

I actually avoided looking into this book because I thought it would be a horror-based story. I guess I wouldn't mind it so much now.

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Post by lesler » 12 Dec 2018, 12:16

I like the title name, because it's subtle, and intrigues the reader to pick this book. It's the mask that makes this book different.

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Post by Quinto » 13 Dec 2018, 10:07

I think the issue is with the book cover which is not appropriate to the genre. It reflects a horror story.

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Post by Dhanaraaj Raghuveer » 13 Dec 2018, 10:22

Oh Wait! So the book is not of horror genre? I wanted to read a horror flick for a long time and thought of reading this BOTM...

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Post by Princess Clara » 14 Dec 2018, 14:46

Yeah, the title was absolutely suitable for the story. From the title, the reader forthwith anticipates a thriller novel. I could relate thrillers to the enforced disappearances.

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Post by SpectreMy » 14 Dec 2018, 15:37

I think the title is alright .its always about the content in the end

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Post by Fatima_Palacios » 14 Dec 2018, 23:01

In full honesty I think the cover and the title are a little misleading, when I saw them I was ready for a horror story and even if I really enjoyed it I was a little disappointed.
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Post by Eva Darrington » 15 Dec 2018, 00:26

I am enjoying the book, but I would have never have chosen to read it had I come across it and just seen the title and cover. I don't read horror and would have assumed that was the genre. So, as has been said here, I think some readers clearly won't get what they expected, and some drama fans who were turned away by the cover might miss out on a good suspense novel.
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