Monday, June 19, 2006
Title Thieves? (I'm kidding, sort of)
OK, after Pirates of the Caribbean there were tons of pirate books, after March of the Penguins I saw all sorts of penguin picture books, but what's with all of the books about thieves? It seems like everywhere I look there's a book with Thief in the title: The Thief Lord, The Shadow Thieves, The Book Thief, The Lightening Thief, Storm Thief, Montmorency: Thief Liar Gentleman, Thieves Like Us, Abadazad: The Dream Thief, Peter and the Shadow Thieves. Why the sudden obsession with thieves? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad these books have been published because some of them are great, I'm just not sure what prompted them. It seems like a pretty random coinsidence.