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Normal activity and death The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis the coal town of Jharia where the ground burns constantly with fire Kasanka National Park in Zambia where million migrati. I was SO excited for this book I can t begin to tell you how eagerly I started reading it I first started reading it on a long haul flight so when I struggled I figured it was just the flight messing with me and I put it away Two weeks later when my jet lag was fully recovered and I was wanderlusting once I tried againStill no luckThe introduction is very good but a book can t stand on an introduction alone The cases described in this book area reminder of how much the woes of a place owe to mankind s overactive information The book is also gorgeous the layout and typography are simply amazing and if I had even remotely enjoyed this book I would absolutely purchase a physical copy for my coffee table Alas the major problem with the content is that the places are not properly introduced It is as though the author is operating on the assumption that the reader already has a background knowledge of the places I want details of where the place is what it looks like and why it is deemed cursed right at the beginning not vaguely woven into the substance of the chapter And photos I got annoyed having to Google every single place Take away some of the random sketches of a compass and rather include photos or even sketches of the places themselves I know that this presupposition was the reason for my disappointment in the Atlas based on the fact that there were three places I did indeed have a good background knowledge of Gaza Kasanka National Park The Valley of the Kings Aokigahara and The Bermuda Triangle I enjoyed these sections because I knew of the places and what they looked of and so the additional information provided was enlightening to meSo very sadly this traveler was disappointed by The Atlas of Cursed Places Perhaps in the future a second addition could address the troublesome points Disclaimer I received an eARC via NetGalley and Black Dog Leventhal Publishers in exchange for an honest review

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Atlas des lieux maudits

Ng bats darken the skies the Nevada Triangle in Atlas des eBook #190 the Sierra Nevada mountains where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.. While certainly a very pretty book with several lovely mock historical maps in it The Atlas of Cursed Places suffers from a distinct lack of research into the places it mentions Some of the stories are close to accurate some are little than repeats of commonly told urban legends appearing all over the internet The worst part is the factual errors made in several stories one glaring one being that King Tut is not displayed in Cairo but his mummy remains in his tomb and the lack of completion of the stories Several feel unfinished as if the author repeated what he knew about a place and stopped there without looking into any details A good example of this is the story about Stull Cemetery which he repeatedly states there is no way of knowing how the story that this cemetery was a gate to hell began when I found this information out in less than five minutes with Google So while a very pretty book not a very useful one to anyone with than a passing knowledge of urban legends and cursed places Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume This alluring read includes locations that are rife with disaster chaos para. THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON THIS BOOKUnfortunately this book does not do what it says on the tinThis is not a book about cursed places around the world If you want to buy this book because you think it will be full of tales of mystery and folklore of cursed places across the globe prepare for disappointment because this does not contain thatThe word Curse is used very loosely and mostly metaphorically here Curses of poverty crime and economic bad luck in particular locations is where this book tends to lead Only about 25% at a stretch relates to Curses in the supernatural sense The only Curse I found with this book is that the cover is so beautifully designed that it lured me in to spending 40 on it at DymocksThis book was sitting on my shelves for ages because I was saving it because I was so excited to read itOnce you get past the offensive descriptions of the local people the incorrect facts apparently the world has five continents and the often extremely poor grammar what you have is a book with a fantastic cover that promises the world but delivers disappointmentIf anybody does happen to come across a book with the same premise that actually delivers please tell me I would actually love to read it


10 thoughts on “Atlas des lieux maudits

  1. says:

    This was a fantastic concept but it fell flat in execution for meThe book had a lot of good information but the

  2. says:

    THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON THIS BOOKUnfortunately this book does not do what it says on the tinThis is not a book about cursed places around the world If you want to buy this book because you think it will be full of tales of mystery and folklore of cursed places across the globe prepare for disappointment because this does not contain thatThe word “Curse” is used very loosely and mostly metaphori

  3. says:

    Rating 5 of fiveThe Publisher Says Olivier Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volumeThis alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster chaos paranormal activity and death The locat

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    The title pr

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    I was SO excited for this book I can’t begin to tell you how eagerly I started reading it I first started reading it on a long haul flight so when I struggled I figured it was just the flight messing with me and

  6. says:

    I just loved the idea of a travel guide to cursed places In this Atlas of Cursed Places by Olivier Le Carrer the contents

  7. says:

    Don't get me wrong this is a gorgeous book reminiscent of an old sailor's journal with full drawings of maps macabre artworks of skeletons and just overall really pleasant to look at and flip through I think it's part of the appeal

  8. says:

    While certainly a very pretty book with several lovely mock historical maps in it The Atlas of Cursed Places suffers from a distinct lack of research into the places it mentions Some of the stories are close to accurate some are li

  9. says:

    Hard to resist title but unfortunately I didn't find the presentation to be up to the same standard I was very excited when I was approved to borrow this from the publisherNetgalley I mean who wouldn't be interested in a boo

  10. says:

    You'd think that just based on the title of the book that I would love this one but you'd be wrong And you guys this book is a thing of beauty to hold and flip through How did such a wonderful premise go so wrong? Yes it has lovely maps something I always geek out about and there are some interesting nuggets but overall this one simply fell flat in the execution Each location has about a page of information and a map and maybe some diagram