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Saturday, 16 April 2011

What the f**k is Yee Haw?

Pic from Joanne Walpole - click image
Great that Waterstones have started stocking westerns and the Black Horse titles in particular, but the book selling chain decided they wouldn't have a western section and instead started a new one - Yee Haw!

Not sure how I feel about that. It's great to see the books given such prominence in what is a chain of  major book stores, but does the category, "Yee Haw" sound rather ridiculous? What does everyone else think?

11 comments:

I.J. Parnham said...

Yeeeee Haaaawwwwww!

David Cranmer said...

Can't say I like it. Westerns would be preferable.

Randy Johnson said...

Possibly they thought Westerns might not go over as well in today's world(shows what they know). But Yee Haw?

Jerry House said...

Better than "Bugger All"

Nik said...

If they'd used 'Yahoo' maybe they'd have got complaints from computer geeks...?

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Chap O'Keefe said...

Yes, it is ridiculous to you and me and people already associated with the genre. It could be sarcasm on the part of some window-dressing genius who thinks western fiction is beneath his dignity -- just juvenile stuff he wouldn't be seen dead seriously promoting or reading. Then again it could be a genuine bid to grab the attention of a younger, fun-loving readership. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating. Are those books in the window display selling, or will they (or torn-out title pages) go back to the warehouse as returns for pulping?

Seriously Though said...

I think it's kind of stupid. But at least it's not Hee-Haw

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

I certainly don't think it will help people take the genre seriously. It makes the books sound like Kenny Rogers records. Mind you it is great that the books are there.

Charles Gramlich said...

Makes it sound a bit hokey for sure, but I'll buy the books under whatever title. gotta wonder who came up with it though.

Howard said...

I actually broke this a few weeks back on my Dark Bits blog after my fellow Holmes writer Martin Gately discovered it, which inspired Joanne to snap a pic. I got kind of a chuckle from it and to me just having a section of the books, face-out, in the store thrills me. I think somebody probably was having a bit of fun and as Keith says, the proof will be in the pudding eating. But whatever the case, just glad to see BHWs make it into a store!