"How to Avoid Huge Ships"

Every year, The Bookseller magazine runs “The Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year”. This year is the Prize’s thirtieth anniversary; to celebrate, they’re running a “Diagram of Diagrams” poll, asking the public to select the oddest of the odd titles that have won the prize over the years.

JRE voted for Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service - which, come to think of it, would make a great title for a John-Grisham-style thriller novel.

1992’s winner _How to Avoid Huge Ships_ is doing pretty well at the moment, with 8% of the vote; 2006’s runaway winner _The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification_ has 6%.

But the current leader by a mile is the gripping People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It (a book James Randi and Penn and Teller would no doubt have a field day with).