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Friday, April 18, 2008 12:12 pm
The Friday Laziness of Keir Graff
Posted by: Keir Graff

The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneOver at Under the Covers, Lisa Chellman is trendspotting (and I’m reproducing her list, with links to the books we’ve reviewed):

  1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  2. The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney
  3. The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
  4. The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush
  5. The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
  6. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
  7. The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama
  8. The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney
  9. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
  10. The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond
  11. The Secret History of Tom Truehart
  12. The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher
  13. The Loud Silence of Francine Green
  14. The Marvelous Misadventures of Fun-Boy
  15. The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez
  16. The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow
  17. The Midnight Diary of Zoya Blume
  18. The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
  19. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
  20. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing

I love this stuff. Be sure to visit Chellman’s blog to see her funny suggestions for classics retitled according to this formula. I suppose if I were to retitle the book I just finished reading, it would be The Prickly Ruminations of Paul Theroux.

(Thanks, Dan!)

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