The Pocket Book of Death: An Unfortunate Look at the End of the Line

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Overview

There’s just something about the end that makes us want to run screaming back to the beginning…

  • Did you know that three states still use the firing squad as a means of execution?
  • Did you know that you can see Galileo’s preserved middle finger in Florence?
  • Can you really have a loved one’s ashes turned into an actual diamond?
  • What exactly is the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival celebrated every year in Colorado?

Loaded with funny and fascinating facts, The Pocket Book of Death is a jaw-dropping miscellany of bizarre death rituals, macabre word origins, deadly urban myths, and everything weird related to death. Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations from the creators of the hit webcomic, Cyanide and Happiness.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435103535
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    HaHaHa!!! What a Fun book!!

    This book was filled with funny illustrations. They somehow managed to put a humorous twist on death. What a great book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    why should death should not be a taboo subject....

    really enjoyed this quick read which brings death into conversation. And why not? It is an inevitable part of our life and in our consciousness whether we dare to discuss it or not. This is a light, funny, and informative book to share with friends. Could even be a book club pick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    terrifying!

    an excellent book, i urge everyone to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Laugh Out Loud

    Cleverly written book of death in all its aspects. I was fooled by its size--it's chock-full of compelling facts and will take you more than one sitting to ingest. Illustrations are brilliant. Tribal recipe for head-shrinking--ha!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    dont fear death, laugh!

    original, smart, and funny, funny, funny. you'll never look at death the same way again. Also has great illustrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    Interesting, Indeed.

    This book is filled with all sorts of interesting facts and tidbits related to death, and it's pretty fun in parts at the same time. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a laugh or views the history of death as an intriguing subject...or whoever needs a last-minute present for the mortician or funeral home director in their family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    A surprisingly fun book

    This is an interesting little book of facts about all things death-related. I found it fresh and fun to read, with many clever stories that made me laugh out loud. The combination of stories and illustrations was balanced well on a topic that could have been heavy and serious. I'd like to read other materials by these authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book's pretty amazing. Get it! It's definitely worth spending the 8 bucks it costs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    Disappointing

    Bought this as I was interested to see what the makers of Cyanide & Happiness had gotten involved with. What I saw was a load of old, re-used, boring facts, with little drawings which don't really help anything. Only good use I could find for this book is helping to start a fire, in which i then threw my computer in to, so that i could never have to read about this again. obviously, i bought a new computer, and decided to share my thoughts. p.s. dont throw computers in fires. Not a good result.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    Bury me in a Cadillac

    Love it. Fun and smart at the same time. Tupac is living in my basement with Elvis!

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