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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 08:08:38 PM »
To throw in a short story as well: Pigeons from Hell.

I do believe all pigeons are from Hell. But I do like the title :)
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 08:16:54 PM »
To throw in a short story as well: Pigeons from Hell.

I do believe all pigeons are from Hell. But I do like the title :)

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park by Tom Lehrer (oh, darn, another song! oh well)
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Spoiler for Hiden:
Spring is here, spring is here
Life is skittles and life is beer
I think the loveliest time of the year
Is the spring, I do, don't you? Course you do
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me
And makes every Sunday a treat for me

All the world seems in tune on a spring afternoon
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park
Every Sunday you'll see my sweetheart and me
As we poison the pigeons in the park

When they see us coming
The birdies all try and hide
But they still go for peanuts
When coated with cyanide

The sun's shining bright
Everything seems all right
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park

We've gained notoriety
And caused much anxiety
In the Audobon Society
With our games
They call it impiety
And lack of propriety
And quite a variety of unpleasant names

But it's not against any religion
To want to dispose of a pigeon

So if Sunday you're free
Why don't you come with me
And we'll poison the pigeons in the park
And maybe we'll do in a squirrel or two
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park

We'll murder them amid laughter and merriment
Except for the few we take home to experiment

My pulse will be quickenin'
With each drop of strychnine
We feed to a pigeon
It just takes a smidgin
To poison a pigeon in the park
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2015, 08:42:52 PM »
I've got a few:

The City of Silk and Steel
A Drink Before We Die
Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (if that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will)
The Quantum Thief (even though it sticks to the cliche "3 Word + 'the' stereotype")
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2015, 08:48:51 PM »
Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (if that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will)
This^. Totally.
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2015, 09:06:58 PM »
Not a full length-book, but I love the title of Sanderson's Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell.
Reminds me on Gaiman's The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains.
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 09:11:32 PM »
Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (if that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will)
This^. Totally.

You both sound like 10-year olds (the type that appears in the Goonies) ;D
That one would get my attention alright, just enough to put in my brain the idea "this is a book to attract 10-year old boys" ;)
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 09:30:18 PM »
I love the title of the Sandman collection A Game of You - so appropriate to the story, too.

Also, River of Stars, Lies of Locke Lamora (trips off the tongue) and Against a Dark Background.
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 10:24:16 PM »
Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (if that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will)
This^. Totally.

You both sound like 10-year olds (the type that appears in the Goonies) ;D
That one would get my attention alright, just enough to put in my brain the idea "this is a book to attract 10-year old boys" ;)

J-mack, I think she insulted our honor.

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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2015, 10:49:48 PM »
Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (if that doesn't catch your attention, I don't know what will)
This^. Totally.

You both sound like 10-year olds (the type that appears in the Goonies) ;D
That one would get my attention alright, just enough to put in my brain the idea "this is a book to attract 10-year old boys" ;)


J-mack, I think she insulted our honor.

What sayeth you, foul heathen? Hater of 10-year olds' books?
Or does my SBea hate 10-year olds.  :P ;)
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2015, 11:30:31 PM »
Hard for me to go past Craig Shaw Gardner's Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies. Although I'll second The Lies of Locke Lamora, it just sort of trips off the tongue. Any of Seanan McGuire's InCryptid series, too: Discount Amageddon, Midnight Blue Light Special, Half Off Ragnarok and the recently released Pocket Apocalypse.
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2015, 08:10:57 AM »
I don't hate anything or anyone, stop it! 8)
(and I'm no one's - hold your horses there ;D)

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I quite like The Eyre Affair too.
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2015, 10:21:38 AM »
What sayeth you, foul heathen? Hater of 10-year olds' books?
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2015, 10:47:01 AM »
Robot Unicorn Attack?

There is also a CD by a metal band called "Space Vampires vs Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D"

Going back to Pigeaons from Hell, Howard also wrote The Hour of the Dragon and Worms of the Earth. Worms of the Earth really sounds quite ominous.
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Re: Your favorite book titles
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2015, 01:34:35 PM »
What sayeth you, foul heathen? Hater of 10-year olds' books?
Spoiler for Hiden:



I'm probably Hobbes then ;D
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