Something odd this way comes

There are a lot of contests out there, some of them more serious than others. Here’s one that is on the nonserious side: the oddest book title.

Among the nominees this year is “How Green Were the Nazis.”

And, yes, you — dear readers — get a chance to vote. Scroll to the bottom for the link.

Here’s more from the AP:

`How Green Were the Nazis?” could be the title to beat this year for the
Bookseller/Diagram Prize for oddest book title.

The book by Thomas Zeller, Franz-Josef Bruggemeier and Mark Cioc is billed as the first to
examine the environmental policies of the Third Reich. It is published by Ohio University
Press.

Other nominees announced Friday:

“The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: a guide to field identification,” by
Julian Montague.

“Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan,” by Robert Chenciner, Gabib
Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie.

“Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream, 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.

“Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium.”

“Better Never To Have Been: the Harm of Coming Into Existence,” by David Benatar.

The winner will be chosen by the public. You can vote online at http://www.thebookseller.com. The prize will be announced on April 13.

Last year’s winner was “People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It,” by Gary Leon Hill.

Go here to vote in the poll www.thebookseller.com.

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