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Weird NJ (Signed by the authors) (Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets) Hardcover – 2003

4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFX2G9O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,280,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Single Issue Magazine
I absolutely love this book. I've been getting more and more into photography, and when I picked up Forsaken last summer, it became a real inspiration to me.
The picture quality in the book itself is great as well, especially considering the price.

I enjoy heading out to some of these types of locations with a camera and tripod myself. I really have to look up to Rusty. He does justice to the feeling of stepping back in time, into a factory, or a house or school or any other building.
The sense of awe, and lonely emptiness when you step through the door.

Some people just see an empty building, an eye sore.

But to others, it's something far more wonderful. It's a step back in time, into lives and families of people long passed. You might stand in the center of a room, and picture the years rolling backwards. When you can feel every tear, and every smile. Every child born and raised, and every life passed and mourned.
It isn't just the cataloged, cold version of history you might find behind glass in a museum. It's something far more personal.

-Michael
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As a librarian in my small North Jersey community, I came across this issue on my circulation desk. Brought it home to peruse with my husband, assuming it would spark a few laughs. Except for the unnecessary and redundant portrait work inserted in the middle (which I found diminished the poetry of the rest of the volume), "Forsaken" is hardly lightweight material. The book is beautifully written and photographed. A thoughtful, fascinating, reverent look at a dying world right here in our midst. And maybe, most importantly, a public service.

Reading it brought me back to my college days of "urban exploration" with friends---hunting down numberless abandoned diners, overgrown drive-ins and one hard-to-find Egg-O-Mat in Warren, and loving every minute of it. I look forward to more from Rusty Tagliareni, who--in his writing and non-portrait lensing, at least--has the makings of a great New Jersey chronicler.
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Format: Single Issue Magazine
This glossy magazine is top notch! The pictures of the abandoned buildings are incredible. If you love urban explorer type pictures this is the book for you. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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My daughter-in-law, from central NJ, had wanted this soft cover book/magazine, with abandoned buildings, and was very happy to receive this for Christmas. An unusual item.
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