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The Brief History of the Dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Lovely concept

    I found the concept in this book to be rather engaging. The ending was a little abrupt. I would recommend this for a quick read.

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  • Posted August 27, 2009

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    Good discussion for a book group

    I first heard about this book on NPR's Fresh Air when the author was interviewed. I was fascinated by the idea of the manner in which death was portrayed by the author. I had a certain idea about the book because of the interview but I was surprised by the way the book unfolded and ended. I do not consider this book a page-turner because it is a bit difficult to get into at first and I didn't form an attachment with the characters, but the ideas in this book are original and strange. I would recommend this book for Sci-Fi fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2008

    Disappointing!

    I picked up this book based on recommendations and good reviews that were posted here. I was greatly disappointed. I had a lot of difficulty I getting through this book which seemed like a poor imitation of Richard Matheson's 'What Dreams May Come.' The author of this book must have read that book first to get his ideas for this book but he did a poor job of trying to put a different spin about places beyond death. I suggest reading Matheson's book instead which is excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2007

    Wow first chapter.

    The first chapter is better that the whole book. A short story by itself really impressive and outstanding. Regarding to the rest of the book, I felt that I could be even stronger, and all that Laura and Coca-Cola thing never really got me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Great story about the afterlife!

    This was a fascinating read. Deep, thought-provoking. A story unlike any other, clearly illustrating how intertwined our lives are. It is, however, about death--and whatever comes after death. At times the isolation and hopelessness in the story is palpable, a tribute to the author's talent.

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