Liberty Hardy hits the nail on the head again with her latest post, I Got Your Weird Right Here: 100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels.
In reviewing the list I find that I have read two, Geek Love (loved it) and Mr. Fox (didn’t love it).
What intrigues me the most is that I have never, ever heard of most of these. That is particularly exciting for a bibliophile because it means the addition of genres, authors, and subjects to an already juicy bookshelf!
To be fair, bookseller Abe Books also has a Weird Book Room. Their list has more emphasis on weird topics in comparison to Hardy’s list of novels with strange storylines. For example, Abe Books can help your dating life with How to Poo on a Date, or perhaps get you there with The New Radiation Recipe Book.
BuzzFeed Books shares this odd-topic-centered listmania with such titles as Learning to Play with a Lion’s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts from the Animals of Africa and Be Your Own Dick. However, in all fairness, that last one is about becoming a private investigator. tee hee
So! Keep your Pride and your Prejudice! I am going to settle in with Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis: Like Edward Scissorhands. But with dogs.