Bullpen Book Description Contest – entry

submitted by Darrel Griffin

I’ve got his ugly, blue, paperback copy of James Joyce Ulysses. I’ve heard some early copies of this book are valuable, but I have to be honest and say this isn’t one of them. I don’t want to be mistaken for one of those ignorant eBayers or AAA ripoff sellers. Honestly, I think this must be some sort of pirate edition. It says it was published in Paris in 1922 by Shakespeare and Co. Yeah, right. Why would a company with that name be located in Paris? And why would a theater company publish a novel? Maybe it was printed in France because obviously whoever published it did a sloppy job and didn’t know English – they even left out all the punctuation in one section. I tried reading a few pages but have to confess I couldn’t make heads or tails of the story. Anyway, its yours for $5 or best offer.

The Bibliophile Bullpen Department of Silly Listings is presenting the Bullpen Book Description Contest. If the Bulwer-Lytton Contest can do it for embarrassing fiction, I say we can surely pull it off for embarrassing books descriptions.

Please submit the silliest or worst book description you can invent.

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