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?


Lane Mathias 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.