People are always talking about judging a book by its cover, but for those of us who are obsessed with words, I'd say a title is equally if not more important. This week brought an early contender for our "Best Titles of 2012" list to my attention: Scott Lasser's third novel, Say Nice Things About Detroit (Norton, July 2012). Now this is a title that immediately captures the imagination and makes me want to find out more. A story about second chances after tragedy, set in a city that desperately needs a second chance? Sounds like a compelling hook to me.

Have you come across any particularly interesting titles lately?

Related: Our Best Titles of 2011 list.

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