Don't worry, though. Because if authors can get away with some of these zingers, you can get away with anything.
THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED CHRISTMAS
Kids sure do love their scatological humour, but of the things that are probably better off not being involved with it, Christmas is probably top of the list.
After all, an occasion on which a fat man in a red suit creeps into your house to leave unmarked parcels at the end of your bed is suspicious enough already, isn't it?
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FLYING ZOMBIE DEATH MONKEYS
Possibly my favourite part of this (apart from Sherlock's rockin' moustache on the cover) is the fact that Conan Doyle despised the success of this character and his adventures. Quite possibly to the extent that he probably would have written this book himself if he could have done.
You heard it, people. Earthquakes, and William Shatner.
I, personally, am very much of the opinion that almost everything can be improved with the addition of good ol' Captain Kirk . . . mostly. Natural disasters? Maybe not.
Or should I say ... Shatnaah.
HOW TO WRITE A HOW TO WRITE BOOK
Excellent tongue-twister doubling as slightly mind-boggling meta-textual instruction manual. What's not to love?
Just goes to show that fiction books don't get to have all the fun.
This is probably what your nightmares would look like after a few too many rounds of Cards Against Humanity.
And yes, this book is for real. It exists. Has reviews and everything. Mostly four-star from fans of the author's previous work.
There, I've saved you the trouble of looking any closer. Now run. Run and don't look back. Trust me on that.
Over to you, readers. Have you ever seen a book title weird enough to contend with this lot? If so, please share it! And, if you're writing a book yourself, what's the weirdest possible title you would be willing to give it? Leave a comment, and let me know!
~ Charley R