Saturday, March 04, 2006

It Might Be Impossible To Write the Least Read Book

The oddest book title of the year has been chosen by Bookseller magazine in England. This year's winner is People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It, a tome to help the haunted.

Previous winners include How To Bomb-proof Your Horse and Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers. Both worthy champions, I'm sure. This year's runner-up was Rhino Horn Stockpile Management: Minimum Standards and Best Practices from East and Southern Africa.

It sort of reminds me of a friend who checked out How To Hug from the library for some pointers and later found out he had Volume 8 of the Brittanica.

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