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Friday, March 03, 2006

Best Book Title

The living dead beat rhino horn to be named Oddest Book Title of the Year - Think that headline doesn't make any sense? It will all become clear in a moment:

Bookseller magazine gave the award Friday to a self-help book on being
haunted entitled "People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves
to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It."

Ahh, of course. That was a great read. But who, I'm sure you are wondering, was the runner up?

In a close fight, the runner-up was "Rhino Horn Stockpile Management: Minimum
Standards and Best Practices from East and Southern Africa."

Tough call. The story line in Rhino was so rich, so moving; but the characters in People Who Don't Know They're Dead just seem to jump off the pages at you. I'm glad there are people out there who can decide, because for my money, they're both winners.


Kell said...

oddest book title? so subjective. I find a book about what to do about the haunting interesting. If I hadn't read it, the ghost of Marilyn Monroe would still be singing Happy Birthday Mr President while standing in the middle of my bed.

How about most prolific author? Frank Richards. Over 70 million words published. Though..... I think his record may be in jeporday.....

Mr. Twisted said...

Marilyn Monroe... in your bed... singing... wow. Just...wow.

Record may be in jeopardy... now THAT is some funny stuff.