Suitability of the Title

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Re: Suitability of the Title

Post by ayoomisope » 23 Dec 2018, 01:04

Browlyns wrote:
22 Dec 2018, 15:14
The story is about murder, kidnapping etc.The story line and the title in my opinion is suitable, it refers to fear faced by characters and not readers.
I totally agree. The title does justice to the plot.
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Post by Slater Barness » 23 Dec 2018, 23:12

Having considered this book content, I'm convinced it deserved this title. It befits the book content. Thriller fictions can create a little fear amongst the readers.

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Post by T_stone » 25 Dec 2018, 03:45

I think the title befits the book. Abduction, kidnapping, and everything mentioned in the book are quite scary. Therefore, i think the title is perfect for thus book.
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Post by Marcos Vera » 26 Dec 2018, 00:22

Actually,I had no real problems with this book's title. It suits this book considering the actions taking place within the book.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 26 Dec 2018, 01:52

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02 Dec 2018, 00:15
I think the title is misleading. I initially thought this book was a horror not just because of its title, but also because of its cover art. In my opinion, the author ought to at least come up with a better title. Perhaps a simple one word title that can draw readers in and let them know right away that this is a suspense novel.
I agree wholeheartedly. I almost didn't read the book because I am not a fan of the horror genre. The cover and title could turn away potential readers unnecessarily.
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Post by Beatus » 27 Dec 2018, 13:20

I think it depends on the structure of the reader"s mind. Yes, to some it may sound as a horror story. To others it may be different altogether. However, I do believe there was room to make it even better.

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Post by Highly Favoured One » 27 Dec 2018, 23:33

The cover art strikes me as a horror story with ghosts and other-worldly occurrences. In that regard, I find it a bit mismatched with the stroryline.

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Post by Adaline2 » 31 Dec 2018, 17:38

The Face of Fear along with its cover can be draw in some readers who may not normally read a mystery. I usually pick up a book based on title, then further investigate by reading the book summary provided by the publisher. To me, the title is a marketing tool that draws in a potential reader. Fear can point towards a victim or even a perpetrator. Thus, I think the Face of Fear as a title allows for a broader interpretation and can be appropriate outside of the horror genre.

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Post by Rosebella » 01 Jan 2019, 13:16

The cover page and title leads the perception that the book is wholely horror based, so it may get passed on by some people who love thriller.

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Post by abbiejoice » 01 Jan 2019, 20:20

Although it can be mistaken for a horror story, there is nothing wrong with the title in relation to the true nature of the book.

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Post by praisecrown8 » 02 Jan 2019, 19:10

To my opinion the title fits the plot. The people being kidnapped actually face fear.

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Post by DorcasToo » 03 Jan 2019, 00:16

I haven't read this book yet because of the title and the cover. It scares you before you even read it.
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Post by Samisah » 03 Jan 2019, 09:59

Ghost is an appropriate title because it adds that element of surprise and mystery to it. It draws in the reader and makes them inquisitive. Plus the killer is a masked man; in other words more like a ghost.

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Post by Sahar Majid » 03 Jan 2019, 10:10

When looking at the combination of ghostface (because of Scream) and the title, I think it's very easy to perceive it as horror. The title on its own seems pretty fitting though.

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Post by preethijkumar » 03 Jan 2019, 21:28

Given that the title is on a cover, it is not possible for our brain to not draw a relation between the two. The author has played very carefully with the selection of the title since it evokes a major proportion of the audience to give it a read. The title isn't random either. It coincides well with the plot in terms of the murders and mysteries.

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