The Bookseller awards an annual prize for the oddest book title. They’ve just announced the winner for 2009:
You can see the complete list of nominees
The winner is Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina.
Now, I have to say, this isn’t just an odd title, it’s an odd book. Those don’t always go together. The author literally uses crochet to explain non-Euclidean geometry and hyperbolic planes.
It defeated titles such as Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter and Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots.
Do you have a favorite odd title? Feel free to let me know…
This post originally appeared in The Measured Circle blog.