And not just book titles. Annie Hall was called Anhedonia until about a week before it was released, and that from someone with a proven gift for this stuff.
Granted, we can't all be Hemingway, whose titles are often the best thing about his books.
The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Ah, there was go. WE CAN CHEAT! A Handful of Dust. We can plunder snippets from poetry, films and these days, most of all, songs. In just an hour's thought, all of these seem to have potential. Mainly for crime novels.
I'll give Brucie bonus points for anyone who can tell me what's stolen from what....
“Maybe Once, Maybe Twice”
“Never Such Innocence”
“The Lights are Brighter”
“Leaving Me Lonely Still”
“A Lowlife in Hell”
“A Real Wife Somewhere”
“But not on the Eyes”
“Life is Suddener”
“Dollars to Deutschmarks”