All right, I’ve been working all day and this is what I’ve come up with. I’m looking for a revised title for my novel. Right now, it’s called this:
(I’ve added a little graphic, just so you can imagine it on a shelf)
Remember, I’m looking for something evocative, modern but fanciful/whimsical. The book is very humorous in a snarky way (the narrator is a 17-year-old boy) but with a lot of heartbreak and grief, especially in the story of the parents. It’s got graphic novel elements, plus screenplay. Love, sexual awakening, loss, fantastical happenings, most of it set in Las Vegas. A lotta book, I know.
Okay, you’re at Borders/Barnes & Nobles, browsing. What might catch your eye, title-wise? Ready? Peruse!
Kinda like this one, cause the main character’s a budding artist,
plus there’s this motif of movement & stillness…
The archeology is a metaphoric one, looking through the ruins of your past for answers…
You know, he did fly in a Vegas show…
There are lots of people flying to and away from others in this book.
One of my witty friends came up with this one:
it’s funny because it’s true
This is the simplest, and evokes the heart of the book. Too much like that Ben Affleck movie?
All right, that’s all I got for now. This would be a lot of fun, if it weren’t my book…
Update: Sigh… Agent J was not in love with any of them. I have the feeling he’s “Liberace-averse,” meaning he thinks having Liberace in the title is a turn-off. Poor Mr. Showman. Thanks for all the comments, though, maybe I’ll use them as evidence if one title gets a lot of love!