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Published May 7th 1974 by Signet
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Fiona Robson
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Describes giants, midgets, sideshow acts, a young strongwoman, a lost colony, a mysterious coma, idiot savants, clairvoyants, eyeless sight, ghosts, psychic detectives, and a man who needed no sleep.”

I inherited this book from my cousin, and I always try to read all the books I own. This was a delight, and later in the year, when Bowie published his top 100 books, this was on the list, so that’s something else in its favour!

I loved every story in this book. Nuff said.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Giants, midgets, fat men, a strongwoman, a "monkey girl," psychics, "idiot savants"--this is a classic of stories about strange people. I have the original paperback published in 1961 (price-all of 50 cents!). I remembered some of the stories, but not all. When I ran across this book while going through some stacks of books, I started reading it again and finished it on the 4th of July holiday, ice tea in hand while reading it on a very humid hot day. It's by Frank Edwards (1908-1967), writer a ...more
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I found the stories in this books very interesting but in the first third of the book the author persisted in referring to the people in the stories as "monsters", "creatures" and "it", which really marred my enjoyment of that portion.
Jul 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cult Fans
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. Snappily written and full of awesome, bizarre anecdotes of dubious truth, yet every single one of the short chapters sparks the imagination and could be a novel of its own. Highly Recommended!
Abraham Ray
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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