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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

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28. Favourite Title

I'm a fan of such titles as Gormenghast, The Knife of Never Letting Go and Cloud Atlas. For me I've never thought of a favourite title, but I do enjoy titles that are fascinating or have some meaning to the story. The catchy titles do that for me. Gormenghast is just an interesting otherworldly title that tells you about the fantasy elements of the novel. The Knife of Never Letting Go is a sort of word puzzle. You're told about a knife but also about the never letting go, which suggests that perhaps it involves violence or a war. But the knife is also more symbolic in that story. Then finally Cloud Atlas is an interesting title because it to me suggests how the story overall is like a map connecting various 'clouds' of short stories. And clouds have often stood for eternity, freedom and dreams.

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