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Books with terrible titles
« on: 03 February, 2021, 09:06:24 pm »
A likely short thread, possibly consisting of one post.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogger_(book)
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #1 on: 04 February, 2021, 12:01:33 am »
I'd secretly hoped that The Everyday Uses Of Portland Cement would be something worthy and literary, probably set behind the Iron Curtain.  Depressingly, however…
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #2 on: 04 February, 2021, 09:38:00 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servants_of_the_Wankh

It was re-titled for British publication (for obvious reasons).

One of my abiding memories was seeing this book title used for a game of charades.

Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #3 on: 04 February, 2021, 10:01:25 pm »
Excellent.  And someone really had fun writing the synopsis on Wikipedia.
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #4 on: 05 February, 2021, 12:42:15 pm »
I'd secretly hoped that The Everyday Uses Of Portland Cement would be something worthy and literary, probably set behind the Iron Curtain.  Depressingly, however…

I do have "A history of Blue Circle" on my shelves, but that might be because my father worked for them for nearly 35 years.
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #5 on: 05 February, 2021, 01:08:04 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servants_of_the_Wankh

It was re-titled for British publication (for obvious reasons).


The copy I borrowed from Huyton library wasn’t.  Late 70,s.
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #6 on: 08 February, 2021, 09:29:16 am »
That sounds utterly wankh...

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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #7 on: 15 February, 2021, 11:13:32 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servants_of_the_Wankh

It was re-titled for British publication (for obvious reasons).


The copy I borrowed from Huyton library wasn’t.  Late 70,s.

Same here, different library. Vance was given some quiet advice, apparently. I have it in French as an omnibus volume.
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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #8 on: 15 February, 2021, 11:38:07 am »
I've been collecting books with iffy titles for some time now. A small selection from my growing library:












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Re: Books with terrible titles
« Reply #9 on: 15 February, 2021, 02:38:21 pm »
Having just finished reading it, Frost on my Moustache.
A terrible punchline to a terribly unfunny joke.

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I laughed.

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