Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities

Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities

by Russell Ash, Brian Lake

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061346651
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.


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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Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EustaciaTan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although basically a collection of titles with summaries and quotes where appropriate, this book still had me laughing. As a general rule, these are books whose existence is amusing but I don't want to own, hence this book fits the bill.
bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lists of books with strange titles, bizarre subjects, unfortunate author/title combinations, or all of the above. It's fun to browse through, and the entries range from mildly bemusing to pleasantly chuckle-inducing. A lot of them are perfectly innocent titles which, approached by those with dirty minds in our less-than-innocent age, sound as if they're about much more, um, interesting subjects -- including rather a lot of books about guys named Dick. Yes, this is pretty juvenile, but I have to admit that many of those are the ones that made me laugh the loudest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago