Bookplanet: shortlist for year's oddest book title
The shortlist for the annual Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced. This year’s finalists include: “How Green Were the Nazis?” edited by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller (Ohio University Press); “D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, With an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans,” by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher and Alan Wilkinson (Past Masters); “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification,” by Julian Montague (Abrams); and “Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence,” by David Benatar (Oxford University Press). It is possible to vote in this competition: www.thebookseller.com . Results on April 13.