Monday, February 14, 2011

Dumbest Book Title Ever?

published by Bee-Line Books in 1967.

8 comments:

Ed Gorman said...

Oh no, Jefff, by my standards not even close to the worst title. My nomination i an old Ace Double Book original called MAMBO TO MURDER.

Brian Busby said...

The dumbest? You may be right. The use of back-to-back ellipses almost settles it.

Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books said...

Pretty Good (bad) but then my favorites are "Bandit in High Heels"
and "Paddle Pranks at Hairbrush Haven" though copies of either are pretty hard to find. Anyone wanting to see the covers can contact me. My favorite title in general circulation is "We Could Always Call them Bulgarians" which is a study of gay performers in the theater. Add double ellipses to any of these and I think they qualify.

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Anonymous said...

To me, this looks like a very effective book cover! And that means it's not a dumb title. Who's counting ellipses, anyway?
J. Tillman

Nick Zegarac said...

Okay, I'm not sure why nobody else hasn't pointed this out but 'Sex' is a three letter word - not four! Dumb, tacky and misguided. But fun to look at - like a train wreck one is not a part of but privy to.

steve poling said...

Maybe another word starting with F associated with sex was in the original title, and the distributor and stores insisted upon cleaning it up. Or more likely, the moron who did the title expected the customer looking at it to make this connection.

Paul Brookes said...

I liked the one I saw in the preview of STINKERS! America's Worst Self-Published Books.

The full title was: Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!!

And it was only $150.