In which we look at old novels with much longer original titles than the short title they are usually known by, often extending to several sentences, that effectively give the plot away and even, on occasion, the ending, so you are left wondering if you should even read the book in the first place…
In which we dive into the magical and mystical Book of Fortune from 1936 for answers to important questions, and look at past eerie predictions! Ask away, oh curious one…
‘The Ship of Theseus’ is the creation of filmmaker, J.J Abrams and writer, Doug Dorst, and it’s a book to get excited about. When I opened it, I got the same feeling as when I used to browse my favourite antique/junk shop as a teenager, picking up a box brownie for five quid, an old suitcase, even a World War 2 gas mask. Just as those things were, this book is now a treasured possession.
Well, remember yesterday, when I wrote about the exciting news of a Bristol academic cracking the code to the Oddest Book in the World…?
“I experienced a series of ‘eureka’ moments whilst deciphering the code, followed by a sense of disbelief and excitement when I realised the magnitude of the achievement…”
The Oddest Book in the World: Was this undecipherable, beautiful book written by a philosopher, a mystic, a coven of witches, or a muddle of martians? We may never know…
“A quick hunt around the internet reveals horrified reviewers who are still traumatised after reading ‘Be Bold with Bananas’…”
Stories by celebrated authors that will not be read for a hundred years.
Writing a book? Want it to stand out? You could do worse than give it a really bizarre title.
If there was a guy who, according to his doctor, suffered from gout, a fatty liver, an enlarged heart, constipation and a swollen colon, would you seriously consider buying his recipe book?