Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities

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Harper Collins, Oct 30, 2007 - Humor - 224 pages
8 Reviews

They say you can't judge a book by its cover—but its title can tell you more than you ever needed to know!

Amazing, illuminating, and gut-bustingly funny, Bizarre Books is the wonderfully twisted product of more than two decades of determined searching in forgotten corners of out-of-the-way libraries and through the literary detritus of eclectic private collections. It is certain to delight every true fan of trivia and the patently absurd.

 

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User Review  - jessibud2 - LibraryThing

This compilation of some of the weirdest titles, topics, etc, makes for a quick read. There are several in here that had me laugh and guffaw, sometimes in disbelief, though not all. Sometimes, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - karl.steel - LibraryThing

Pretty funny, but marred by their inclusion of dissertation titles. It's clueless, first of all, to list things published in Ann Arbor as books (dead giveaway: it's where diss. microfilm made ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Double Entendre titles They Didnt Really Mean It
9
Authors Right or Wrong
24
Novels
37
Language
53
Fauna
61
Flora
74
Science Scientific Theories
78
Sport
129
Leisure
133
Clothes Fashion
140
Food Drink
142
Transport Tourism
149
The Workplace
158
Warfare Martial Arts
166
Religion Beliefs
180

Waste Products
88
Health Medicine
93
Sex Marriage
114
Keepfit
125
Against All Odds
195
Remarkable Names of Real Authors
211
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About the author (2007)

In the course of their careers in the business of writing and selling books, Russell Ash and Brian Lake have collected hundreds of bizarre examples from this extensive field. From double entendres and astonishingly specialized subjects to weird books on horticulture, science, and medical matters, the authors have left no catalog page unturned in their quest for the most bizarre of books.

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