Talizmyn's Reviews > Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

Machine of Death by Ryan North
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Aug 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: my-library, short-stories, reviews, 2011

I am not sure what I was expecting, when I pulled this book off the shelf at my local Chapters bookstore. This collection is far more amusing than I should admit.

The idea of a machine that can predict the way a person would die is very, very creepy. It could read CANCER or JULIA or OLD AGE. However, it's never quite that simple - each of these could mean very different things based on different circumstances. Due to this, the stories were insightful, though-provoking, witty and terrible in the best way possible.

There is something special, here.
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