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Skrivesperre: Prose by any other name
Chrolli, Verbotene Liebe, Olli, Christian
If you could change the title of one published book, which book would you choose, and what would the new title be?

Has anyone ever read Samuel Richardson's "Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded"? It's one of the most boring works of literature ever to be written. Actually, the title says everything you need to know about the book (it's about a girl named Pamela whose virtue is rewarded), but I'm thinking, in order to make it just a teensy bit more exciting, Richardson could have called it "Pamela, Or The Wild Bitchmonster From Hell". This would indicate that something interesting might possibly happen in the book (maybe, just maybe, Pamela freaks out and starts hacking everyone up with a machete), which, though one would, naturally, be disappointed in the end, might make the reading itself just a little more bearable.

Random much? Yes. Quite.

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You should read "Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue", which is the Marquis de Sade's answer to "Pamela". It's much more interesting, as long as you have a strong stomach.

I love literary recommendations. I'll definitely look into that - thanks!

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