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Oddest Book Titles

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Oddest Book Titles

Post by Leyland » Sun September 7th, 2008, 1:52 pm

Bookseller magazine's award this past Friday for oddest book title is Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers. The runners up were People Who Don't Know They're Dead and How To Avoid Huge Ships.

The winner was Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice on the first year the prize was given. And then How To Bombproof Your Horse was once a favorite.

I scanned my bookshelves for the most unusual title and came up with The Hard to Catch Mercy by William Baldwin.

What's odd on your shelves?
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Post by Ash » Sun September 7th, 2008, 2:26 pm

Three novels that probably have the oddest titles: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, and The Short History of Tractors in Ukraine. I read these this year, and there's nothing odd about the books; all are quite good. Just eye catching title.

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