I HATE HATE HATE books whose titles start with "Confessions of a .....". This hatred is totally random and mostly unfounded, but I can't help it, I hate these titles! I feel like it makes the book or movie sound so generic because I really think the whole thing is overdone. I must be the only person who feels this way though, because one of James Patterson's September releases is called....
I just googled "Confessions of a" and got the following:
Confessions of an Economic Hit man
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber
Confessions of a CPA: Why What I Was Taught to be True Has Turned Out Not to Be (a terrible title for a number of reasons, aside from the confessions aspect)
Confessions of a Working Girl: A True Story
Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Door
Confessions of a Las Vegas Motorcop
Confessions of a Scoundrel
Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge fund Manager
There were about a billion more titles just like that out there, which is why these titles feel way overused and cliche to me. That being said, there are a lot of books and movies with this sort of title that I do like, but their unfortunate titles do make me cringe!
So how about you?
What do you think about "Confessions of_____" titles, are they cliche?
Don't care either way?
What's your literary pet peeve? We all have 'em, so spill!!! Hit the comments to rant!