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"Ambitious, bold, and evocative, Schechter's storytelling grabs the reader in a similar manner to Capote's searing In Cold Blood." --Publishers Weekly
"Perfect for readers who enjoy the stories of the sensationalistic press of the 1930s and its crass exploitation of the details of horrific murders." - Kirkus
Top Customer Reviews
For the most part, I'd have to say this is a funny book as well as an interesting one. It does make fun of death and funeral and burial practices, but it also entertains and informs and does it in a practical, factual way.
As we all will approach the final earthly frontier known as death at some point in time, it seems positive that instead of freaking out about an eventuality of life we embrace it in a positive and informed way. The laughs and guffaws are optional but welcomed when reading up on such a heady topic.
The author Harold Schecter often devotes himself to crime writing and this is, like his other books, a well-researched and written book that can be read anytime, but is particularly enjoyable at Halloween.
perfect for anyone who loves cemeteries (me!) or interested in the death/funeral industry. Written with humor, it's one of those books you just can't put down. All the other reviews say more, but I say a big YES to this book. Lots of fun and interesting as well.
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I am still reading this book, not long after finishing watching videos of 6 FEET UNDER. I have been an atheist since at least the age of 10 years of age, and cannot ever remember... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Modesty Press
If you've not read very much about death before, then this is certainly a good place to start. If you're into death, then much of this book will not be surprising. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LH422
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