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As we learn of Moammar Qaddafi’s death, let us remember him not only as a dictator, but also as one heck of a writer. We speak, of course, of his fascinating work The Green Book: The Solution to the Problem of … Continue reading
Sounds rather intriguing, no? ”Is that nothing in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Or something like that . . .
There are many different opinions of radio host Michael Savage. One thing, though, we think everyone can agree on: He is one very, very bad novelist. (Very.) The evidence, this snippet from his new novel Abuse of Power. (We … Continue reading
There are times, say we, that an author really ought to consider dispensing with the use of one of his or her initials . . . as the following demonstrates: boing boing
Should you be hitting the links on this lovely summer weekend, we suggest you pick up this book, which seems very helpful.
It’s all innocent, we know, but . . . is Mr. Bunny is getting a tad too intimate with Ms. Chicken? Does this explain the happy smile?
In honor of Gay Pride week, we present the following kiddie book, (We must admit we were pleasantly surprised that such enlightened material was available in the past. Move over, “Heather has Two Mommies.”)
We know this is perfectly innocent. Why, then, do we feel as though Lord Baden-Powell wouldn’t approve? (Or would he . . . ? Hmm . . . )
This book makes us a tad uncomfortable Is that the captain? Is he hauling the boy off to his titular bunk? And must we think about what goes on in said bunk?
Yes, we have another winner of the “Book Titles That Make You Think Of Something Other Than That Which Was Intended” award. And this time, it makes one feel a bit . . . itchy. Or is that a burning … Continue reading
Here’s a bargain title from Amazon— a book on flies — for only a little under $24 million dollars! (More precisely, it was $23,698,655.93.) And, for a while, that was the cheapest one available! Fortunately for students, it included free shipping . … Continue reading
And the Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year goes to . . . . Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Kahn Way. Stupid? Well, not if you’re the kind of dentist who yanks teeth out with his … Continue reading
In Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey we find this rather eye-opening line: Such was Catherine Morland at ten. At fifteen appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls.
The Bookseller magazine has released the short list of books up for the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of 2010. We’re partial to the very catchy Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way, which really makes us … Continue reading