Saturday, March 10, 2007

"How weird was my book title," 2007 edition

The UK Bookseller magazine has just come out with its annual list of oddest book titles of the year, apparently in advance of the annual London book fair. Some of the contenders have unimpeachable qualifications for inclusion on the list, to wit:

"How Green were the Nazis," by F.J. Bruggemeier, ed., et al.

"The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: a Guide to Field Identification," by J. Montague

AND

"People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It," by Gary Leon Hill.

If you want more, you can find it here.

5 comments:

LaPopessa said...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't want anybody's spirit attaching itself to me.

moville said...

i'm personally more leery of becoming entangled in one of those shopping carts to which we could all have a guidebook. you could probably give a wayward banshee the slip somehow, maybe by whistling past a graveyard or something. it'd be hard to finesse dragging that shopping cart for any distance....

jodmeister said...

How Green were the Nazis? This sounds like it's along the lines of the "play" Springtime for Hitler in the movie The Producers!

moville said...

agreed, i think the title of the article should be just "oddest book," the heck with the title. btw, i LOVE the producers, esp. "springtime for hitler."

german said...

how green were the nazis sounds interesting depending on if its talking about them in 36 in spain or in 44-45 with the great decline in face of the soviet union and the americans. a few good stories did come out of that time frame about women and the one who did win the iron cross for flying gen. grimm to berlin in late april.