05/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Why Are Book Titles So Boring?

Apparently book titles can't be copyrighted - I was going to call my first tome Confessions of an English Opium Eater, before my advisers counselled against it - which might explain why so many of them sound so familiar to me. Certainly, particular books of a particular genre always seem to have similar names.

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