Monday, October 12, 2009

Booking It--Weird Titles

Each year, The Bookseller magazine awards a prize for weirdest book titles. Here is the 2008 Digagram Prize longlist:

A God or a Bench by Anne Betty Weinshenker
All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopmann
Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L Cheney
Christian Texts for Aztecs by Jaime Lara
Curbside Consultation of the Colon by Brooks D Cash
F**k It by John C Parkin
Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings by Kuzhali Manickavel
Living with Dormice by Sue Eden
Malformed Frogs by Michael J Lannoo
Sketches of Hull Authors by Reginald Walter Corlass
Strip and Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski
Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring by Lietai Yang
The 2007-2012 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Philip M Parker
The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials by Erika Doss
The Industrial Vagina by Sheila Jeffreys
The Large Sieve and its Applications by Emmanuel Kowalski
The Price of Everything by Russell Roberts
Toilets That Make Compost by Peter Morgan

What's the weirdest titled book that you've ever read?

Mine would have to be Another Bull$%#@ Night in Suck City, a memoir by Nick Flynn that I was assigned in a Writing Creative Nonfiction class I took at Ole Miss.



Jonathan G. Reinhardt said...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

Stephanie said...

How in the world did that one slip my mind?