Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Diagram Disappointment

Back on the 25th of February I posted the shortlist for the Diagram prize which is awarded to the year's weirdest title. Now I told you, didn't I, to vote for 'Baboon Metaphysics' - a title worthy of a novel on the Costa or Booker shortlist. In fact, I might just well go off and write it. Sadly, it came second to 'The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais', which was the front-runner all along but just didn't do it for me. So where were you when those baboons needed you?

3 comments:

Lane said...

Nooo, how could the Baboons come second?! They was robbed:-)

KAREN said...

One of my colleagues discovered this list at the library last week, and had such a giggling fit she had to be practically carted away! She was particularly fond of that title, but I don't know if she voted :o}

Lorna F said...

Lane - I know, I know! It's one of the best titles I've come across in years!

Karen - I'm glad she had a laugh, although I didn't think this year's shortlist was as good as some of the previous years'. I think voting closed before she would have seen the list, sadly.