I'm giving away my age here but some of my favourite titles include:
Moonraker, an odd but evocative portmanteau which has titled many books and films; it suggests sail, smuggling and skullduggery.
Fahrenheit 451 somehow works where ‘Celsius 233’ does not; something to do with the number of syllables and how it rolls off the tongue.
The Chrysalids no one in the book is referred to by this term, an obscure variation of chrysalis, but it evokes metamorphosis and emerging butterflies and is perfect for a story about the emergence of a new species of telepathic human.
Ice Station Zebra delivers the goods; of course it will be a thriller about Cold War tension in the remote arctic.
Thanks Tim. They're all great titles. I loved 'Fahrenheit 451' in particular. Not only does the title draw you in, but the first line relates to the title really well (i.e. 'It was a pleasure to burn.'). I used to be an Alistair McLean fan back in the day, and 'Ice Station Zebra' also piqued my interest. I've seen the film of 'Moonraker', but I'd forgotten it was also a book. And I must get around to reading 'The Chrysalids'. It sounds like the sort of book I'd like. Thanks for sharing :)