Usually, the dedications page of a text is somewhat of a formality – the author thanks their family, or a colleague whose assistance has been invaluable, and the book proceeds with no further ado.
However, I’d like to draw attention in this post to those authors who have used their wit, humour and honesty in order to create dedications that are, quite simply, novel.
I’ve listed a few that I think are worthy of note below. How many do you recognise?
House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith E. Hicks
Ruins by Dan Wells
The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes
No Thanks by E. E. Cummings
An Introduction To Algebraic Topology by Joseph J. Rotman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Makbara by Juan Goytisolo
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Hope you enjoyed them!
If you know of any other great dedications, feel free to comment and add to the list! 🙂