I have written a book about a medical doctor who died. This doctor's spirit however comes back and takes control of normal, random people to continue his medical profession. Hence, the spirit is a medical doctor.
I would like to call the book
The doctor spirit 'Dr. Tom'. I'm aware that the noun compound 'doctor spirit' sounds somewhat awkward but 'spirit doctor' would convey the wrong meaning. I'm also aware that the word 'doctor' is in there twice but I believe that through the quotes, the second half of the title is differentiated from the first half.
On a scale from 0 (not awkward at all) to 10 (extremely awkward), how awkward does 'doctor spirit' sound to you?
Do you think one of these title options is better:
" The medical spirit 'Dr. Tom' " or "Dr. Tom - the medical spirit" or simply "The Doctor Spirit"?
In the title, I want to keep the information that the doctor is a spirit. Simply "The spirit of Dr. Tom" doesn't do the trick for me.
What would you recommend and can you post one or two title suggestions?