Death

Death

A Life

Book - 2008
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The shocking new memoir from Death--this long-awaited autobiography finally reveals the inner story of one of the most troubling, and troubled, figures in history

At last, the mysterious, feared, and misunderstood being known only as "Death" talks frankly and unforgettably about his infinitely awful existence, chronicling his abusive childhood, his near-fatal addiction to Life, his excruciating time in rehab, and the ultimate triumph of his true nature. For the first time, Death reveals his affairs with the living, his maltreatment at the hands of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the ungodly truth behind the infamous "Jesus Incident," and the loneliness of being the End of All Things.

Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, Death: A Life is not only a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a universe that, despite its profound flaws, gave Death the fiery determination to carve out a successful existence on his own terms.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307395603
Branch Call Number: 813.6 PEN
Characteristics: xiii, 250 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Butterflymoon1970
Feb 16, 2017

I wasn't sure about this book at first. Chapter one was a bit gross, but I'm glad I kept reading. It was funny and entertaining, and makes Death seem surprisingly human. It was definitely a worthwhile read, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes their books with a side of twisted humor.

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marisakdlr
Jul 02, 2012

Yes, this book was full of cliches about death and good vs evil but so what. It was funny and different take about death. I laughed a lot and found it amusing and a funny, good read. It's not meant to be taken too seriously in the first place. Lighten up people. A similar author Christopher Moore is extremely funny and quite quirky and I like his stuff lot.

Rachel L Chacon Apr 07, 2012

This book was too cutesy for me to finish. I was excited at the premise, its such an intersting concept for a fictional book and it could have gone so far. Sadly, it was more satire.

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angeleyes4rea
Nov 10, 2011

i look as death as a way of escaping to be free of all pain to which you are completely set free of ever earthly crap that all human can not see at the way that life is soooooooo presious and jesus did not die in vain and all who believe shall be in heaven for all eternaty AMEN

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AlanaS
Apr 12, 2011

A humorous look at the life of Death, told from his perspective...

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