July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 am
The New Yorker‘s blog The Book Bench recently featured Cao Naiqian’s There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night in their “Well Titled, Well Covered” feature.
Here’s how they explain their criteria for their well titled, well covered selections: “The art of writing a good title is a subtle one: it has to be intriguing enough to make you want to pick up the book and find out exactly what it’s about, but not so bizarre that you don’t already have an intimation. It also helps if the book has an unusual or striking cover.”
Scroll through to the fifth slide to see the cover to There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night , which the Book Bench calls “haunting” or see it below: