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    KingWilly is in the running!

    Bizarre book titles shortlist announced


    Baboon: I haz a metaphysics

    The finalists in the annual prize for the oddest book title of the year have been announced - and it's a good year for non-fiction works, especially ones about baboons, colons and 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais.

    'Baboon Metaphysics,' an academic study of primates in Botswana by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth, is a strong contender for the prize, which salutes the unsung, unusual and just plain odd corners of the publishing world.
    The finalists range from business books - 'The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais,' by Philip M. Parker - to a medical tome, 'Curbside Consultation of the Colon,' by Brooks D. Cash.
    Some of the titles are enigmatic. Emmanuel Kowalski's 'The Large Sieve and its Applications' is about arithmetic rather than kitchenware.
    Disappointingly, Mark Hordyszynski's 'Strip and Knit with Style' does not involve naked knitting. It is a manual on craft projects using strips of cloth.
    The remaining contender is 'Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring,' by Lietai Yang.
    The prize, run by trade magazine The Bookseller, was founded in 1978.
    Philip Stone, a sales analyst at The Bookseller, said choosing the finalists had been particularly difficult this year.
    'Six seems such a cruelly low number given titles such as "Excrement in the Late Middle Ages" and "All Dogs Have ADHD" were rejected," he said.
    Previous winners of the prize include 'The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification' and 'People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It.'

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    er - check out KW's avatar

    he has been promoting his new book for a couple of days now

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    I just thought I'd give a new avvie to play with. Can't wait to get my copy of his book though 'Baboon Metaphysic's'...sounds like a real good toilet read!

    Don't suppose you could forward me a freebie Willy?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    Don't suppose you could forward me a freebie Willy?!
    its in the mail...

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    ...and whom narrows such a list down? I'm firstly suspiscious of such an unworthy study and limited selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    ...and whom narrows such a list down? I'm firstly suspiscious of such an unworthy study and limited selection.
    A few clever cnuts.

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    I see 'Verisimilitude' didn't make it.

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    What's going on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    What's going on here?
    A selection of clever cvnts attempting to con us in which book covers are the most bizarre. Kingwill is related to one of them....need I say more?

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    The whole idea of this prize was devised at a book fair in 1978, people were bored out of their heads and desperately needed something to amuse themselves with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    A selection of clever cvnts attempting to con us in which book covers are the most bizarre. Kingwill is related to one of them....need I say more?
    huh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    A selection of clever cvnts attempting to con us in which book covers are the most bizarre. Kingwill is related to one of them....need I say more?
    huh ?
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