“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas
Poetry, eh? Welp, we wonder how many titles on your bookshelf have literally been inspired by poetry. Or plays. Or songs. Or famous sayings. Estelle Laure’s ‘This Raging Light’ is a prime example. Maybe it’s time you took a closer look at that TBR…The title is important. It’s what can initially grab you and make you interested to read more. And with so much great classic literature already out there it’s no surprise that authors turn to the greats to add a little extra oompf to what heads up their books.
Here’s some examples of “inspired by…” books:
Naturally the Bard is always a winner when choosing a title. Which are some of your favourites? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks
And if all this grand titling has made you want to look a little further, say, to the first pages of the book, then you can buy your copy of ‘This Raging Light’ right here. Woo!
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