Sunday, August 31, 2008
The must reads
How To Avoid Huge Ships: And Other Implausibly Titled Books marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Diagram Prize, the Bookseller’s momentous annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year. Baffling titles such as Bombproof Your Horse, Fancy Coffins To Make Yourself and People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It have all been recipients of this glittering prize, along with Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes and If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs. Out on September 8th. A must have for anyone with a quirky sense of humor!