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What’s the oddest book you’ve ever read? Did you like it? Hate it? Did it make you think?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!



60 responses

  1. Wow, this is an odd question! A little bit tough for me but now I have a certain Doors song stuck in my head and it’s going nowhere fast…


  2. had to think hard for a bit.. curious question, hard answer..


  3. The oddest book I read was a short story called Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch. It’s a horror so I didn’t ‘enjoy’ it as such, but the way they wrote it intrigued me.

    Ok, so first of all here’s the description:

    “# 1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.
    # 2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveller you pick up could be a raving nutcase.
    So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2?”

    Subject matter aside, this is the bit that caught my attention – “Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third part together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.”

    It was a literary version of a drawing game I played as a child – Draw the head of an alien, fold the paper, pass it to the next kid, then they draw the shoulders, fold, pass, etc.


  4. Here’s mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2011/10/booking-through-thursday-odd.html
    I”ve been away from BTT for a while now- it’s fun to be back! Great question!

  5. […] Booking Through Thursday asks: What’s the oddest book you’ve ever read? Did you like it? Hate it? Did it make you […]

  6. Really interesting question! I’ve never thought of that before.
    My BTT: http://magicisinwords.blogspot.com/2011/10/btt-odd.html

  7. Ha! Well, there’s only one book that I could think of that would fit this category.

    Check out my answer at Whatever You Can Still Betray

  8. One can never know where to find sunshine. I found the Sun.
    Here’s mine: http://edwardsgranddaugther.blogspot.com/2011/10/oddest.html

  9. Being forced to read a book can be the best of times or the worst of times

  10. reading rendezvous reviewz
  11. Great question 🙂 I sat there for ages trying to think of the book, but then I remembered one that was nothing but odd!

    My answer is here: http://project-tbr.blogspot.com/2011/10/booking-through-thursday-5.html

  12. […] week Deb asks: What’s the oddest book you’ve ever read? Did you like it? Hate it? Did it make you think? […]

  13. Palm Trees & Bare Feet

    This question took some thought but I’m glad it was asked as I managed to come up with an answer!


  14. Thats is an interesting question, and lately I’ve read a few odd books. 🙂
    Here’s my answer (in portuguese): http://florestadelivros.blogspot.com/2011/10/booking-through-thursday-bizarro.html

  15. I almost didn’t have to think about this one. My answer is posted.

  16. First time checking out this meme. This was a surprisingly easy question for me. My Oddest Read

  17. thanks for this topic! i’d forgotten all about how much i am intrigued by this book…time to take it off the shelf, uncover the dust and get to reading:


  18. Ohh, this was a good one. I didn’t even have to think about it, LOL. Knew exactly which book fit the bill.


  19. Had to think for a while and then remembered this: http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/982/

  20. […] going to cheat and list three books for this Booking Through Thursday […]

  21. Since this is from last week, or so, I’m answering only in the comments here… The oddest book I ever read was David Czuchlewski’s “Empire of Light“. But, I ended up enjoying it. In a weird way, it stoked my interest in “odd” books… I wanted more like it — books with a psychological twist. “Indigo” by Graham Joyce came close.


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