Taken from a discussion on GoodReads: change one letter in a book title, and--bam!--completely different concept. The last five are mine (she typed, proudly), and the seven before that are a friend’s contributions. Some are slightly edited for clarity/style. Add your own in the comments!*
Mein Krampf - A certain failed Austrian artist drones on about his bodily ailments.
The Right Stiff - Tom Wolfe explores the growing phenomenon of space burial.
Infinite Pest - A talented author loses all control of his manuscript and the footnotes go on forever.
Lady Windermere’s Fin - Inbreeding in Victorian England.
Lady Windermere’s Fat - Mr. Wilde draws attention to the dramatic increase in obesity in Victorian England.
Eyes on the Pride - A group of tourists on safari are separated from their jeep.
The Brothels Karamazov - Heidi Fleiss meets Dostoevski.
In the Miso Soap - Ryu Murakami’s horror about a failed Japanese entrepreneur who creates miso-flavored bath products.
The Toad - Cormac McCarthy’s searing apocalyptic novel about a man and his pet frog.
Chime and Punishment - Roskolnikov gets confused and ends up in a Victor Hugo novel ringing church bells.
James and the Giant Perch - Roald Dahl’s children’s version of Moby Dick.
Stranger in a Strange Band - Michael Smith finds happiness as the new drummer for the Rolling Stones.
The Gropes of Wrath - The Joad family history as told by Henry Miller.
All’s Hell That Ends Well – The pessimist’s guide to life.
How Green Was My Galley – A famous Naval cook’s recipes for the rough North Atlantic crossing.
Bender Is The Night -- Essays by alcoholics.
The Old Man and the Spa - An old fisherman, after a weary day, decides to treat himself to a day at the spa, where he gets Dead Sea salt rubbed on his back to recuperate.
Farewell to Army - Hemingway’s protagonist, instead of ditching his comrades, gets kicked out when they discover he is homosexual.
The Snogs of Kilimanjaro - Harry falls in love with a hyena as he lays dying on the mountain and dies sweetly in its embrace.
Tender is the Right - An old primer for compassionate conservatism.
Rove and Consequences - A thoroughly fact-checked non-fiction account of evil, power, and evil.
The Snobs of Kilimanjaro - Tanzania becomes a playground for the nouveaux riche.
Harry Potter and the Giblet of Fire - Trainee wizard laid low by appendicitis.
To Kill A Mockingbard - William Shakespeare finds himself the target of a madman.
The Thongs They Carried - Wandering fetishists search for their place in a cruel world.
Lord of the Rungs - An epic gymnastic trilogy.
Lard of the Rings - Fitness-challenged hobbit discovers the downside of elven cakes.
Gone With She Wind - Tragic tale of love lost due to flatulence.
Homeo and Juliet - Love and death in the ghetto
Grates of Wrath - Angry drainage workers’ lives during the depression
Homlet - An embryonic leader gets eggsactly what he deserves [oh man, kill me.]
The Buble - Really long historical novel about the rise and fall of a populist singer
The Adventures of Furious George: When Animals Attack
The Round and the Fury - Historical fiction based on Al Gore’s life after the White House, leading up to his aggressive anti-global-warming efforts.
Midnight in the Garden of Food and Evil - The life and times of a bulimic vampire.
The Princess Cride - Popular 1980s tale retold in a combination of modern and archaic English.
That Was Then, This Is Cow - How to cope with the onslaught of absurd children’s names
*If you’re one of the clever devils who came up with any of these titles, and you’d like for me to either remove yours or add your name to it/them, please let me know!