Friday, February 20, 2009

Diagram Prize

The finalists have been announced for the Diagram Prize which celebrates the year's oddest book title.

  • Baboon Metaphysics
  • Curbside Consultation of the Colon
  • The Large Sieve and its Applications
  • Strip and Knit with Style
  • Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring
  • The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais
Go here to read about it and here to cast your vote.

I don't know if the best part is that we have Baboon Metaphysics on the shelf at the library where I work or that there's a knitting book on the list ...


Anonymous said...

Those are hilarious!

Anonymous said...

ok ... I am fascinated with the titles ... baboon metaphysics? so, I look up the book info - Lovers' quarrels and murder, greed and social climbing: baboon society has all the features that make a ... novel a page-turner afoul of a higher-ranking one and receives much the same treatment as an unwitting character in an Edith Wharton novel... who knew? just think what they might do with cheese containers ...
a fascinated fish

Anonymous said...

I'm back...can't get these titles out of my mind today ... so ... I requested the Strip/Knit one from my local library ...!
that fabric covered fish