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Dead or Alive

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What happens after we die? Does our consciousness vanish at the moment of death? Or does it continue in some form? Former Los Angeles Times national correspondent Erika Hayasaki sets out to explore the controversial science behind “near-death experiences.” The journey leads her to forge an unexpected bond with a distant family member who becomes her tour guide, and ends up...more
Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published February 1st 2012
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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book. I hadn’t fully read the synopsis and when I realised it was a non-fiction book I very nearly put it down…. However, I realised it was only a short read so I might as well give it a go.

Well, it’s a really interesting book, Hayasaki is a journalist and her book focuses on near death experiences, prompted by the recent death of her uncle, Richard.

The book does a neat job if summarising recent studies and research into near death experiences a...more
Jamee Pritchard
In her Kindle single, Erika Hayasaki takes a journalistic approach to the subject of Near Death Experiences (NDE). She takes a neutral stance on the subject, giving readers results of scientific studies and personal accounts as told to her by her uncle and other people who’ve experienced NDEs. The information presented is fascinating, allowing me to draw my own conclusions about the phenomenon. Hayasaki’s writing is a lovely mix of poignant storytelling and investigative reporting. Her avid curi...more
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DEAD OR ALIVE by Erika Hayasaki was an interesting read. It tells about near death experiences whether fact or fiction. For me it just seemed to be too short, I expected more. At one point, I found myself rereading a couple of pages because I felt lost. It just didn't seem to flow nicely, but having said that, it wasn't too bad.
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Reviewed by: Kelly
I found Hayasaki's brief social history of the near-death experience most interesting.
Mike Reid
Great Kindle single and has some good insight on near death experiences.
Kasia S.
Review coming soon.
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