Thursday, September 13, 2007

Butchered Book Titles

Have you read Khaled Hosseini's recent bestseller, A Thousand Splendid Sins? Or the classic by Thomas Hardy, Tess of the Ooba-Doobas? The librarians on the Fiction_L mailing list have come up with a hilarious list of books they have been asked for at their libraries. Some book titles are misheard - "Fire Hydrant 415" (Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury) - and some have been misremembered - "Angry Raisins" (Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck). Then there's the request for a book on "How to turn your dad into a bagel" - i.e. the country Trinidad and Tobago.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to read a list of those incorrect book titles but the link doesn't get me to it. Do you have any other idea where I might find it?

Anonymous said...

I found the list of Butchered Book titles - just googled it. Fun!

Anne said...

Here is a link to some "butchered book titles"
The old link on the old post no longer works.