Why do some books have the words "A Novel" in the title?
This is something that has bugged me for a while. Why is it that some books include the words "A Novel" after the title?
It's just kind of annoying. That would be like calling it: Unstoppable: A Film. I mean, do they think that we don't know it's a novel? Or does putting "A Novel" give it some kind of hint of prestige? Some kind of fancy-pants, I'm-better-that-you credibility? Like "Oh, this isn't a book, it's a novel."