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  1. says:

    I enjoyed this little book of curiosities and strange tales from Victorian England The writing was clever and engaging and presented with educational footnotes and an unselfconscious pseudo scientific approach to purported mermaids made of sewn together fish and monkey parts giants two headed Siamese twins gadgets skeletons petrified top hats and all manner of other freaks of nature and manufactured sideshow displays Definite source material for Doctor Who andor X Files episodes delivered with wit and passion I am intrigued enough to see what else this little McSweeney's series of short novels contains


  2. says:

    Lots of information


  3. says:

    A diverting little book but it's the point of view that's interesting the what they don't know than the actual subject matter much of which is fairly pedestrian If like me you didn't find the people here uite curious enough I'd recommend the excellent Eccentric Lives and Peculiar NotionsBuckland writes very well though; you could often think yourself reading the opening of a story by Lovecraft Poe or Conan Doyle In fact it's easy to imagine his nondescript as having inspired the very similar strange statue in The Call of Cthulhu


  4. says:

    A fun time machine into 18th century England Buckland plays Sherlock as he uncovers the mysteries of freaks curiosities automotons and the occasional mummified corpse What drew me to this book is the editing by Paul Collins still one of my favorite explorers into the world of insignificant histories if you haven't read Banvard's Folly do so post haste


  5. says:

    i didn't finish the book because i read to the last page but because i was finished with the book it's about as victorian as you can get fascination with things i would give a paragraph here find a few pages kind of fun but nothing to jump up and down about


  6. says:

    Definitely curious a nice look into Victorian England and the strange fascination that remains today about all abnormal things and people Really cool to see some of the tricks of the trade that were used in these traveling shows


  7. says:

    Too short but interesting Paul Collins is the person you want to have in your book club if you go for book clubs Rec if you like Ricky Jay's books


  8. says:

    This book is a charming look at some historical oddities of 19th century England I enjoyed reading about the strangeness


  9. says:

    An interesting little thing Very good for a laugh or a gift


  10. says:

    True vignettes from a Victorian collector of human oddities Built for me Why not five stars? Too short


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Curious Men Collins Library

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Ng skulls and an all too alive gang of monkeys that snatched food off visitors’ dinner plates Rescued after a century of obscurity and culled from thousands of pages of Buckland’s eyewitness accounts Curious Men rediscovers 18 tales from one of the most curious men of al This book is a charming look at some historical oddities of 19th century England I enjoyed reading about the strangeness