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'Lesserbooks' a Twitter phenomenon

Posted by David Beard, Globe Staff  May 21, 2010 08:39 AM

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What if famous book titles weren't so majestic _ or poetic? What if the publishing houses had a second-string employee in charge at the last stage of publication?

That's the conceit of Lesserbooks, a Twitter string that has generated tens of thousands of entries in the past day. My offer, ''100 Minutes of Solitude,'' was outshadowed by scores of brilliant light-under-a-bushel entries. Here's 15, in no particular order, that use a kazoo instead of a trumpet to annouce Hemingway, Zadie Smith, Dickens, C.S. Lewis, etc.:.

1. Of Mice

2. Tale of One City

3. White Dentures

4. A Room With a Bed

5. Crime and Community Service

6. Meth In The Afternoon

7. Dante's Impala

8. The Autobiography of Malcolm (in the Middle)

9. The DeVito Code

10. Breakfast Burrito at Tiffany's

11. The Lion, The Witch, and the Walk-in Closet

12. Middle Management of the Rings

13. Are You There, God? It's me, Hitler

14. The Crepes of Wrath

15. Charlotte's Weblog

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