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Filled with strange anecdotes and many bizarre images, this book records the lengths to which people have gone to cope with their fears and anxieties about death and dying. Within these pages, you can read about people who have been buried alive, various methods of embalming, grave defilements, and the wiles of contemporary funeral directors who use psychological manipulation to turn grief into a lucrative business. B&W illus. 256pp.
Posted September 20, 2000
My brother bought this book a few years ago because he thought it would be 'cool' and it would be all gore. It turns out that this is one of the most facinating books i've ever read. I've gone through it more than 3 times front to back and it really helped me figure out what i wanted to do with my life. However you dont have to become an expert to enjoy this book. Lucid reflections on the cultures of the world and their demise. It has everything from mummies to head shrinking and vampirism. For the price they're selling it at you cant pass it up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.