Thursday, 11 September 2008

The difference an e makes

It is interesting to see how often I come across the book referred to as The State of ME. This is of course wrong! It is The State of Me. I'm sure people who see this on Amazon USA think it's a book about Maine.

8 comments:

Susan said...

Mmmmm...do it have a good lobster recipe?
LOL

It IS funny. At least you still have the comfort of being the "M.o.S.T." backwards.

Oh, er, wait a minute...

McBöbø said...

I suddenly had to check my very bad (as in naffly written) review of TSoM just to check I hadn't ME'ed it.

Phew! I hadn't. I obviously was paying attention. Good review to follow tomorrow.

nmj said...

susan, this makes me think of freshly caught lobster i had in maine years ago at a relative's house - i didn't enjoy it at all! ... i'm sure there is absolutely nothing about maine in tsom, so readers may be let down.

bobo, are you bein all fancy & blogging wirelessly from the londonia train? i look forward to your review - now is the main character called helen or nasim? - (that is a wee joke!)

Inthemud said...

ME to me means illness..........

nmj said...

Inthemud, yes, indeed - ME is a main theme of the novel! But the title is The State of Me.

nmj said...

I tried to change it to Me before but Amazon USA wouldn't accept my blog as a valid reference to support the change... The writer is not to be trusted with the title of her own bloody book!... I have tried again using the HarperCollins website.

Muhamad Lodhi said...

Well, if people in Maine buy it mainly for that, why worry? :-)

nmj said...

hey m, it's just a bit annoying they have the title wrong... a book about Maine is v different to a novel...people may pass it by and not even click further down.