Every year, the Diagram Prize is awarded for the published book with the oddest title for that year. The shortlist of 2012 finalists for the dubious honor has been announced, and while we have a soft spot for the first serious scholarly study of pencil sharpening technique in recent memory, we can’t say enough good things about a guide to preventing goblins from messing with your chicken coop, which represents the far and away most pragmatic entry. Get a look at all six finalists in the gallery below, and find out how to cast your vote for the oddest book title of the year.
Whether you’re a fan of goblin resistant chicken coops or the latest issues in pigeon loft architecture, you can weigh in on the oddest title at WeLoveThisBook.com.
(via The Guardian)
- We don’t approve of cutting up books — except for these amazing sculptures
- I guess we’re not counting reprints, otherwise you have to assume Fiend Folio would have made it
- Get a book with your Happy Meal? Ok, McDonald’s, sounds like a plan
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