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

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by Morgan Reilly, Joanna Tempest, Rob DenBleyker (Illustrator), Dave McElfatrick (Illustrator), Kris Wilson (Illustrator)
 

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’

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435103535
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Pocket Book of Death: An Unfortunate Look at the End of the Line 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Fred_DeLeon More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love it. Fun and smart at the same time. Tupac is living in my basement with Elvis!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
original, smart, and funny, funny, funny. you'll never look at death the same way again. Also has great illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book's pretty amazing. Get it! It's definitely worth spending the 8 bucks it costs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
an excellent book, i urge everyone to read it!