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What Happens When You Die: From Your Last Breath to the First Spadeful

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This intriguing glimpse into the once mysterious aspects of death tells what happens-- step-by-step-- during the embalming and cremation processes. Here you will find information once known only to funeral directors, including:

What happens to the body when attacked by organisms it once easily fought off

The varied religious beliefs surrounding funerals and wakes

The evolutio
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Paperback, 108 pages
Published October 19th 1995 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published August 18th 1995)
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Kyle Wendy Skultety (gimmethatbook.com)
At only 108 pages, this was read in less than an hour. Only mildly interesting, unfortunately. I was annoyed by 1. the pithy and not-so-good rhymes and poems at the beginning of each chapter and 2. the entire chapter about God and Heaven and all that. Totally not needed.

I did learn some interesting things, but this book seemed glib and slick to me, not entirely scientific. There were also some egregious spelling/grammar errors (one does not "pour" over photos, they "pore" over them!!!). Oh, and
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Koen
Dec 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
At some point some trees died. What happened to them was they were processed into paper and then turned into a book that had no discernible reason to be written let alone be read. Hint: it's this one.
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: death-and-dying
Poorly written and edited, it was very dry (despite numerous attempts at humour).
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