Crazy Conversation Starters 12 unusual coffee table books Having some friends over? Show off your quirky side by scattering a few of these titles around the sitting room. 1. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book Terry Jones 2. Pinxit Mark Ryden 3. Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Danzig Baldaev 4. Awkward Family Photos Mike Bender 5. Fallen Superheroes Scott Allen Perry 6. The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil Stephen Collins 7. Some British Birds Edwyn Collins 8. Stoner Coffee Table Book Steve Mockus 9. The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide Eva Talmadge 10. Information is Beautiful David McCandless 11. The Art of Looking Sideways Alan Fletcher 12. A Life in Pictures Alasdair Gray Tags: artists, art View the discussion thread.