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Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts & Bloodcurdling True Tales

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The sequel to the best-selling "The Book of the Bizarre, Beyond Bizarre" offers up scores of new freaky facts, terrifying trivia, and stranger-than-fiction stories. Arranged into 13 chilling chapters like Haunted Hollywood, Blood Red Crosses and Gross Anatomy: Hospital Horrors, Bride of Bizarre, and Tales from the Cryptids, "Beyond Bizarre" tackles everything from female p ...more
ebook, 307 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Weiser Books (first published September 1st 2010)
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Erica Ravenclaw
I love books like this, interesting little packets of odd knowledge and back stories that help you commit it to memory. Except this is not one of those books. There is a lot of "it's been said over the ages" or "theory suggests" and just a general lack of research. It's also not written well and I caught one too many mistakes to ignore.

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Oh, and the author or whomever it was that was "speaking" to me, you are completely and utterly useless, GTFO of this book, I'm here to learn not listen to yo
Nov 25, 2011 Becca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
I love facts. I love learning them, I love reading them to people, I love just having them available. But it's pretty crappy when the facts are totally overshadowed by poor grammar, nonsensical sentences and poor research.
This book needs an editor. And if it had an editor, it needs a better editor.
Aug 27, 2012 L-Isabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not one to shy away from books about the macabre and weird, I grabbed this one with high hopes of adding to my mental library of strange and unusual. I got lucky.

Within the 13 chapters here, the covered items are ships & wrecks, creepy museums, people behaving badly, Hollywood stories, plants & insects and not to be left out, even ghost encounters.

This is a relatively small book that packs a huge punch of random facts and things that have creeped into our minds due to urban legends and e
Alison Lafferty
Entertaining, but I didn't like that the book was told from the point of view of the editor, so that all the facts were reported with the editor's witticisms and cheesy lines. Really cool facts in here though.
A collection of facts on various subjects from true crime and killers to odd creatures. Some of the facts were more interesting than others and several of the pieces I already knew. Still, it made for a 'light' read at Christmas.
Sep 25, 2013 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun little book, wish there were actual pictures of the weird but real animals/bugs/things she describes so I don't have to google them my lazy self.
entertaining and perfect for those times when i need a quick read.

PS: someone need to proof-read this book. seriously. malaysia is NOT spelled "mylasia".
Nov 05, 2016 Geri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting and unusual information that you didn't know you needed or wanted to know about until now.
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A quarky (on purpose), cool, fun book!!
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