Monday, March 12, 2007

Now that's what you call 'odd' ...

We often wonder whether we've got the right title for our books, don't we?

But you can't help feeling the author of Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America - a Guide to Field Identification knew that he'd hit the proverbial nail on the head with his title.

Likewise the authors of Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium and Better Never to Have Been Born: The Harm of Coming into Existence.

These are just three of the entries in the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year. This competition has been running since 1978 when the winner was the fascinating Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.

My personal favourite was the 2002 winner - Living with Crazy Buttocks.

If you'd like to vote, you can do so here. (Scroll down.)

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