Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

eBook Update: Charles Fort

A quirky new book online, which might interest some folks here: The Book of the Damned, by Charles Fort. Fort is famous as the inspiration for the Fortean Times and such -- the original tracker of Weird Phenomena and arguably the patron saint of the Weekly World News.

The book is -- curious. In my quick skim, it reads like nothing quite so much as a precursor to the Subgenius-style rant, with more or less factual reports interspersed with musings that are a little too polite and civilized to quite be called "rants", but clearly a close cousin to the modern vari-fonted online rant page, full of paragraphs composed of nothing but sentence fragments. Entertaining to flip through, but I can't quite imagine reading it...
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