What do you think about the Title?

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Re: What do you think about the Title?

Post by briellejee » 10 Jan 2019, 08:21

Sweet Psamy wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 07:17
I think the author was just trying to be positive and instill faith in the reader.
I think she was. A lot of people claimed this too. :tiphat:
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Post by Zora C Penter » 10 Jan 2019, 08:46

I have also lost a loved one to cancer (multiple loved ones). It is truly a battle against a disease that does nothing but sap the strength from you, physically and spiritually. This title seems very positive and geared toward lifting others' spirits.

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Post by sonya01 » 10 Jan 2019, 09:09

The title sounds a bit like one of those sweeping statements that suggests that the disease has finally been conquered. In fact, the book itself makes no such claims. In that respect, I believe an excellent work such as this deserves a better title. However, I am very curious to read anything with the word "cancer" in the title, so it wouldn't deter me from reading it at all.

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Post by jkwon3707K+ » 10 Jan 2019, 10:14

B title sounds a bit like one of those sweeping statements that suggests that the disease has finally been conquered. In fact, the book itself makes no such claims. In that respect, I believe an excellent work such as this deserves a better title. However, I am very curious to read anything with the word "cancer" in the title, so it wouldn't deter me from reading it at all.

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Post by Bob+12 » 10 Jan 2019, 10:42

The tittle "winning the war on cancer" might be positive but the reality is we are losing, family, friends, workmates children on this enemy but I appreciate the author as positive minds brings the best in people

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Post by Sunnyroyish » 10 Jan 2019, 11:52

I think the title is quite suitable. Also, it's catchy. Since the book is on cancer, the title seems ok to me.
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Post by C-Extra22 » 10 Jan 2019, 12:46

I agree with you. The title gives a bit of false hope but I think the author had good intentions for doing that.

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Post by Zinhle027 » 10 Jan 2019, 17:39

From simply the title, the reader can tell that the author is subjective - only strives to bring hope. To those who are already in the final stage of cancer, the author gives them hope them that their children might never have to deal with such a cruel and crippling disease. Thus gives them hope, that they children will be finally free of cancer. And truly, thats a greatest gift you can give to the dying ones - simply to know that your children will never deal the cruel disease.

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Post by Pageturner2002 » 10 Jan 2019, 22:19

I agree with the fact that the title may mislead the audience into believing that the war against cancer is winning. But it can also give a sense of hope also. I believe they intend to move in a more positive direction than to have a title full of negativity. Just my opinion though

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Post by Swat3737 » 10 Jan 2019, 23:09

I struggle with this title as well but for different reasons. But the title is why I haven't been engaged to read the book yet, though I will sometime this month! To me, "Winning the War on Cancer" is too close to "Winning the War on Terrorism" which is a phrase I feel has been used too freely politically in the last couple decades. It also made me think it might be a personal memoir before I read the description. The subtitle "The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure" is better. I do look forward to reading the book!
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Post by RaeReads » 10 Jan 2019, 23:10

I think the title inspires a positive mindset towards the subject, and that can be one of the best weapons available to those fighting the battle against cancer.
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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 10 Jan 2019, 23:16

Cancer sickness has been taken out of context. People think cancer infection is a prelude to death. The title gives a glamour of hope to cancer patients. It induces a desire to read the book.

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Post by RyanRamseyReed » 10 Jan 2019, 23:19

I believe the combination of the title and the book cover design will be a great attention grabber on Amazon. It will certainly standout in the recommended books section. In fact, this was the first book that caught my attention on this site.

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Post by Al Chakauya » 11 Jan 2019, 04:20

The title is appealing to me as it imparts a sense of hope to the reader. The title catches the attention of the reader in a positive way. After all false hope is better than no hope at all.

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Post by summerleiann » 11 Jan 2019, 06:31

I believe the word “winning” in this title means more that we are making strides towards a cure, not that they’re trying to say that one has been achieved. I myself think that upbeat titles like this give cancer patients hope.

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