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  • Something for the weekend

    Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:49

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    So, you've got the weekend to look forward to. A little time to yourself. Something to read maybe? How about these offers from the Diagram prize?

    The Generosity of the Dead maybe? The Italian's One Night Love Child perhaps? Or, Managing a Dental Practice the Ghengis Khan Way? What Color is Your Dog?

    All fine selections in line to win the Oddest Book Title of the Year!

    Maybe you can find something even more odd from the Book Depository vaults?

    Let us know in the comments below and we'll grab a few books lying around the office as a prize for the BD Most Oddest Ever Title in the World!

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: prize, book, odd, title, diagram


    1. Neza Blatnik's avatar Neza Blatnik

      Bombproof Your Horse (!) by Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden

      Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:37

      excellent-new bookmarks with orders-the last set cost me 3 books

      Posted Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:36
    3. Heather Arnould's avatar Heather Arnould

      "Tickle Tut's Toes" by Julie Appel. I love the alliteration and who wouldn't want to do this?

      Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:21
    4. Margo Sugarman's avatar Margo Sugarman

      "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" was the most eye catching title I saw this year.

      Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 06:40
    5. Philosokitteh's avatar Philosokitteh

      I'm guessing non-sequiturs make the best attention grabbing marketing tactic, going by the replies here. I'll bear that in mind when I ever get around to doing my own business :P

      Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 04:20
    6. Glenn Liddle's avatar Glenn Liddle

      A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka: superb book, and superb title.

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:16
    7. Nanya's avatar Nanya

      I love the titles of three French novels, a trilogy that I have been reading over the summer. But perhaps in English they don't have quite the same resonance. First; Les Yeux Jaunes des Crocodiles, The Yellow Eyes of the Crocodile; Second; La Valse Lente des Tortues, The Slow waltz of the Tortoises and finally, Les Ecureils de Central Park sont tristes le Lundi, The Squirrels of Central Park are sad on Mondays... So there you have it, not yet translated ito English and yet I am dying to know how they will translate those titles...

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:07
    8. Carmel Morris's avatar Carmel Morris

      Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:06
    9. Rachel's avatar Rachel

      I am torn between the children's book, 'Father Christmas Needs A Wee!' by Nicholas Allan or the adult book about relationships called, 'If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs' by Big Boom. Some good advice there, right in the title!

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:55
    10. Boris Babic's avatar Boris Babic

      'The Generosity of the Dead' is a beautiful, yet odd title.

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:43
    11. Jodie's avatar Jodie

      These get my vote for weirdest titles: 1) Coffins, Cats and Fair Trade Sex Toys By Jeremy Piercy 2) A Treatise on the Virtues and Efficacy of a Crust of Bread, Eat Early in a Morning Fasting, to Which Are Added, Some Particular Remarks Concerning the Great Cures Accomplished by the Saliva or Fasting Spittle, the Third Edition. By Nicholas Robinson 3) The Magnetic Atlas, or Variation Charts of the Whole Terraqueous Globe; Comprising a System of the Variation & Dip of the Needle by Which the Observations Being Truly Made, the Longitude May Be Ascertained. the Third Edition By John Churchman

      Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:40

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