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The Big Book of Death Paperback – June, 1995

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Paradox Press/Factoid Books; First Printing edition (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563891662
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563891663
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 1995
Format: Paperback
"The Big Book of Death," the second in Paradox Press's "Big Book of" series, is a fascinating, disturbing treatment of the subject we simultaneously fear and can't get enough of: death. With sections on pointless deaths, capital punishment, famous cemeteries, and lots of other aspects of the big D, it's an interesting and informative book. The artwork, by a multitude of comic artists, is also excellent.

It may be a comic, but this book is definitely not for kids. If you're a grownup with a fascination for death and a slightly morbid sense of humor, though, check it out!
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Format: Paperback
Despite the topic, the book is suprisingly light-hearted, & not at all depressing.

I find the cartoon character "host" of the stories, a little Goth girl, oddly charming, even delightful.

Many talented cartoonists are included, & the book is fairly well researched, although the sections on Countress Bathory contain the usual errors.

The Hipster gives it a big Thumbs Up!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Plotkin on April 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is another great Big Book from Paradox Press! It provides an interesting look at death. It examines every aspect, from famous graveyards, methods of disposal, beliefs of different cultures, etc. Very helpful as well! As French philosopher Michel de Montaigne is quoted in this volume: "Our fear of pain is natural, but not our fear of death."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
In the Big Book of Death, for all of you who are just too curious about the Final Chapter, you will find some extremely informative stories, descriptions, and most of all, FACTS about Dying and Death. You can look forward to learning about methods of Death/Execution, a whole chapter on Weird/Bizarre Deaths, and information regarding cemetaries, Necrophelia, Last Words, and Suicide (and these are but few of the chapters!) I highly recommend the Big Book of Death not just for the facts, but also for the artwork, and the humorous way in which the authors view and portray Death. So, for all you people wondering about what Death is about, The Big Book of Death is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Comtesse DeSpair on December 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is the first, and still the greatest, in the DC Comics Factoid Press series of Big Books. These books feature different comic artists illustrating factual information, and the Big Book Of Death is chock full of information on our most fascinating subject. Truly a joy to read, and a great resource for years to come!
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