- Series: Weird
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Sterling (November 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402745443
- ISBN-13: 978-1402745447
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Weird U.S. The ODDyssey Continues: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Hardcover – November 4, 2008
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All of the books in the "Weird" series are mostly made up from contributions from people all over the United States, even Puerto Rico. A lot of the stories therein are historically true (The Bender Family of Kansas, Sherrif Plummer in Montana, etc.). There's always large sections dedicated to abandoned towns, schools, asylums which are easily verifiable. Some of the most interesting reading here, however, is the folklore which, seldomly backed by much more than the person's word, must be taken with a grain of salt.
"Weird U.S.: The ODDyssey Continues" is another in a long line of great books that will leave you wishing there was more, and who knows? Maybe there will be a third. Each book has certainly been succesful enough. A "Weird" book is always a sure bet on a dark night.
As the title states: The ODDyssey Continues. Odd it is. From secret societies, to UFO sightings, haunted places, strange graves, architectural achievements (and blunders), flights of fancy, and the obsessions of folks who have dared to step out of the box, these guides seem to have it all. Even when they miss things that I have caught on the fly, they invariably add it to the next book.
This book is great, but in reality it is just another installment in the endless list of curiousities which make the U.S. one big roadtrip. Read this if you are itchin' to take to the open road or if you are house bound and need a break from reality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this follow up to the the Weird U.S. These books are just fun.Published 11 days ago by Gisela
Wild and crazy! Who know there were so many unique people and sites in our nation?Published 12 months ago by Maureen Barnes
Got the first one and wanted the second. Unfortunately, it's just another summary, really. Not all of the things in the US are in it.Published on August 29, 2013 by Jim Salotti
I purchased this for my grandson who has a collection of the "Weird" books. He was really pleased with it.Published on July 9, 2013 by Donna J. Rundell
wish there were more detailed captions to pictures though, so reader can know what exactly is in pic, otherwise neat book seriesPublished on June 12, 2013 by D.Anderson