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Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru, The Complete Suicide Manual

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Published (first published July 1993)
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Lyn-Aleccia Dinh
Apr 20, 2014 Lyn-Aleccia Dinh marked it as to-read
I had started to get very interested in Aokigahara, the suicide forest in Japan. I searched for documentaries and movies about the forest, and it all eventually lead me to this book.

I found that this book contained a detailed set of instructions on how to commit suicide in the forest and it tells you directions to find the perfect spot to die.

This really piqued my curiosity and I tried to search for an english version of the book. I ended up finding just a translation of the preface (which you
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Dr. Barrett  Dylan Brown, Phd
Dec 10, 2009 Dr. Barrett Dylan Brown, Phd marked it as to-read
Recommended to Dr. Barrett by: Book Tokyo Vice
This book has been in the top ten for amazon.jp.com in Japan for years, but I can't find a good link for it...

The Internet is not as free as we believe it is, or as it once was..
Felix
Jul 09, 2016 Felix rated it liked it
I found a Chinese version, which I pulled through Google translate, so some stuff may have been lost in translation.

The book really is just a manual, in that each chapter describes a method, lists the materials needed, the advantages and the disadvantages to each suicide method. Some anecdotes of people who tried the method are also included.

After reading it, I'm convinced that access to the book should be less restricted, as the best way to prevent unnecessary suicides is rational thinking. Thi
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Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)

Stumbled upon this book and added it out of curiosity. Not that I will ever get to read it unless I could understand Japanese. :P

Besides that, the cover kinda attracts me. *shrugs*


Maybe I would get to read it one fine day if it was ever translated into English.

Here is what this book is all about - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comp...

There's even a movie inspired by this book - Jisatsu manyuaru http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425153/c...

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Aug 26, 2016 Shyne Tunglskin rated it really liked it
À défaut d'appliquer les conseils prodigués dans ce livre, on peut au moins apprécier le travail de recherches et l'abondance des détais, que l'on ne peut souhaiter que sérieux et efficaces pour ceux qui s'y sont essayés...
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This is a real book written about suicide instructions.
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“The acrobat practices: He steps on the edge of a chair and leaps to the floor, feeling the rush as the air flares up his face as he falls. Then he sets himself on something higher, like a table then jumps. He scales a ladder to the ceiling, climbs a tree, pole, watchtower. He keeps increasing the height until no one sees him and the fear to jump leaves him completely, layer by layer [. . .] The acrobat imagines there is a highest possible point in the sky where if he were to fall from it the fall would never end.” 2 likes
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