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Odd Books

Here you may read all about some very strange books including those pictured and many more.

Or, you may learn about the notorious rascal Frank Harris (1856-1931), author of that most lascivious and lying autobiography My Life and Loves.

Or, about Amanda McKittrick Ros (1860-1939), considered by some to be the worst ever novelist and poet.

Or, about Webster Edgerly (1852-1926), a misanthropic writer of dozens of books of self-help and pseudo-scientific crankery.

Or, some awful poetry.

Or, about me.

Latest Odd Book Reviews

641 pages, and frankly, that's not enough. Eliyzabeth Yanne Strong-Anderson's great work is a constantly moving symphony of ideas, which never settles nor resolves. There is of course one central theme, the sinful use of birth control by married Christians, which returns in different forms… continue reading

File under: marriage, Excessive Use Of Capitalization, Christianity

Abraham Ettleson, M.D.
Dear reader, you may be surprised to learn that Lewis Carroll was not, as previously suggested on this site, Jack the Ripper, but a diligent student of Judaism, whose Alice books, far from being confessions to a series of grisly murders, are in fact coded tracts relating to Jewish history, rites… continue reading

File under: Lews Carroll, words, hidden meanings

George A Dickinson, M.D.
George A. Dickinson knows about boys. Boys love the outdoors and getting into mischief, but they do not mind a bit of hard physical work, indeed it is good for them. In dealing with boys, to begin with it is a safe thing to say that in reality there are no bad boys. One should never despair of… continue reading

File under: children, boys will be boys, university of hard knocks, delightful illustrations

Grant Berkley
The Alchemists - Wilson & Blackett. Two indefatigable historians with over seventy years collective experience. Their meticulous researches and their controlled and detailed analytical techniques have brought awe-inspiring results leading into a stunning vortex of truths that are at last… continue reading

File under: history, linguistics, pyramids

Patricia Sprinkle
Hunger is a collection of resources aimed at church groups and the like, games, songs, playlets, and other activities intended to raise awareness of world hunger, though one might question whether these might do much beyond reassuring well-meaning people that they are doing their bit. Will… continue reading

File under: Christianity, fun to make and do

Most Popular Reviews

Harry De Windt
BUY Moles and their Meaning today. This little book is something of a classic of its kind. It first came to my notice through Ash and Lake's Bizarre Books (1985, 1998), an admirable publication which I strongly recommend, though its authors take a fairly light-hearted approach to their material… continue reading

File under: physiognomy, divination, molesophy

Frank Rudolph Young
Power. Deep down, isn't that what we all want? Power over others, power to induce them to do our bidding, power to get what we want when we want it. Even better, psychic power, so one can control people with the mind, without resistance or resentment. (Just what I want for my birthday, in case you… continue reading

File under: occult powers, invented terminology, Excessive Use Of Capitalization

William Westfield [pseudonym of William Edgell?]
In the compiling of this little book as a contradiction of the theory of the present Astronomers I have made a special point of being as concise and plain as possible in putting forward my proofs, and to do so I have used simple language not indulging in astronomical terms. My intention is to… continue reading

File under: flat earth, astronomy, theories, delightful illustrations

G. H. Pember
(Please note that this article contains mockery of sincerely held Christian beliefs, albeit of the flakier variety. If that sort of thing offends you, kindly shove off). It is interesting to observe how some misguided souls manage to build vast towers of supposition on the shakiest foundations by… continue reading

File under: Christianity, pre-adamites, Spiritualism, Satan, occult powers

Dr. Petti Wagner
Wagner's account of her kidnapping and miraculous escape is a sort of fairy story for the soft of head. Born into a wealthy family, she became a successful businesswoman in her own right with her Herbagere hydroponics and Menotti permanent wave products. In 1971, though, her life was changed… continue reading

File under: Christianity, conspiracy, hair, crime, the most notorious psychiatrist in Texas