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Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

by East Coast Online on July 13, 2011

Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Floridas Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Praise for Weird Florida:

 

“…this series is distinguished by its focus on stories over places and its colorful photos.”  

                                                                                                                   —Library Journal

Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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HermieFan June 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm

This book makes you feel proud to be a Floridian. Graphic and in depth, Weird Florida probes into the dark under belly of our battered state. I discovered stuff I drove by all the time that I never thought much about. Now I know–it’s weird! Much better than those Roadside America books since this goes into more depth. I’m looking forward to getting the other books.

David Woodward June 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

This book is a hoot! I grew up in Florida and I must say that I’ve never heard of some of these–and the ones I have are Spot On! Everyone should visit Two Egg and the Devil’s Millhopper to say that have been here instead of those central Florida theme parks. If they can’t, this book is a close second. I can only say that I am sorry that they missed Look-and-Tremble Falls, the ghost in my sister’s house, haunted Old Christ Church/Pensacola and the Lady of the Pensacola Light.

M. J. Sardy June 6, 2010 at 12:16 am

After reading this book I now have a better idea of all of the bizzare things I drive past. The book made me want to hop in my car a do a few road trips. I especially enjoy the crazy online comments added as a follow up to the stories, it gives a nice twist…

Vince June 6, 2010 at 1:16 am

This book has many interesting stories about folklore, but overall it is poorly written and contains very few facts or reliable, cited references. It is akin to a ghost story book and is best taken with a light heart. The most disappointing thing is that the author resorts to printing emails/letters from anonymous individuals, and these alone make up about 1/3 of the text. See if your local library has this so you don’t waste your money.

S. L. Dzama III June 6, 2010 at 2:03 am

It was interesting and fun to see these wacky sites plus to read the folklore, and it does kind of aid the tourist who wants to see weird parts of

the state. But I found more enjoyable was Elliots Kleinberg’s Book

of the same name.

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