Sometimes life would be better with subtitles.

Every now and again you want someone to just cut through the subtext and say it plainly.

Alternatively, a witty one-liner is always welcome to spice things up.

This is exactly what the Instagram account Snide Octopus supplies.

The account takes photos of the spines of books in libraries, adding a caption or indeed running caption competitions on them in the comments.

The result is hilarious - here are some of the highlights:

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