The New England Grimpendium [NOOK Book]

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An insider’s guide to wicked, weird, and wonderful New England.

A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand ...
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The New England Grimpendium

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Overview

An insider’s guide to wicked, weird, and wonderful New England.

A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand accounts of almost 200 sites throughout New England. This region is full of the macabre, the grim, and the ghastly—and all of it is worth visiting, for the traveler who dares! Author J. W. Ocker supplements directions and site information with entertaining personal anecdotes.



Topics include:

  • Legends and personalities of the macabre

  • Infamous crimes and killers

  • Dreadful tragedies

  • Horror movie locales

  • Notable cemeteries and gravestones

  • Intriguing memento mori

  • Classic monsters

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Author J.W. Ocker admits that he's obsessed with the macabre. Who else would seek out the cottage hideaway of Aleister Crowley or visit a 200-year-old hospital to see its 2,500 year-old mummy? In The New England Grimpendium, the keeper of the popular website Odd Things I've Seen charts his journeys to 200 bizarre sites, attractions, and artifacts. His strange destinations include horror movie filming locations, cemeteries, murder scenes, and a visit to the private collection of a demonologist. Memento mori on steroids.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581578621
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 661,677
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

J. W. Ocker runs the Web site Odd Things I’ve Seen, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, and history. His writings have been featured in Rue Morgue magazine, CNN.com, American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty, and Studies in Australian Weird Fiction. Ocker lives in Nashua, NH.
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  • Posted September 23, 2010

    Exellent! The best (so far) from J.W. Ocker

    I started reading J.W. Ocker's blog "Odd Things I've Seen" years ago and have always loved both his topics and writing. Now he's condensed some of the very best spooky, creepy, and just down-right odd things into this awesome book. Definitely something to pick up for the Halloween season! I'll be giving copies to all my ghost-story loving friends this Fall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Who Knew ?

    If you ever want to know where or what grim strange things have happened in New England this book will help you out. Full of weird, wacky and funny stuff including of course Stephen King. This book fills the bill. Get it now.

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