Saturday, 28 March 2009

The cover's as dull as the book.

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais, published by Icon Group International, has been crowned the winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The Bookseller received just over 5,000 votes on its online poll, with the study into the future of the diary product packaging securing a 32% share of the total vote since the shortlist was announced on 20th February.

Dorothy L Cheney and Robert M Seyfarth's Baboon Metaphysics (University of Chicago Press) and Brooks D Cash's Curbside Consultation of the Colon (SLACK Incorporated) finished second and third with a 22% and 18% share of the vote respectively. In fourth place was Mark Hordyszynski's Strip and Knit with Style (C&T), followed by Emmanuel Kowalski's The Large Sieve and its Applications (Cambridge University Press) and Lietai Yang's Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring (Woodhead).

There you go. I would have put my money on Curbside Consultation of the Colon.


  1. Baboon Metaphysics. I have long suspected that they have been up to funny business. I had better read that book.

    By the way, is the outlook good or bad for 60-Milligram containers of fromage frais? What about 100 milligram containers? So many questions.

  2. Dammit - you have stolen my post... Love those odd titles...

  3. no! no!

    Strip and Knit with Style!!

    directions say:

    to be performed under full moon. only.

  4. What, not even an honourable mention for "The warp factor on planks of the observation of paint drying rapidity" ? Shame !

  5. Mr Parker has thousands more peculiar titles for your delectation. He is the world's most prolific author. Or rather, his software is... just look here

  6. Where do u find all these ridiculous info?


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