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In Case of Death by Brian McGackin
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it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry, read-2018

In Case of Death is poet McGackin's 3rd collection, 7 years after the release of his Broetry: Poetry for Dudes broke the mold for modern verse. This follow-up to his 2nd book, Death in the Rick, explores the theme of death through multiple iterations, from heartbreaking separations to philosophical wanderings to hilarious from-the-grave observations. In these poems, death is an idea, an entity, a religious question, a comical notion, and a reason to mourn for life stripped away.

"In Case Of Death In Dublin," a favorite in a book filled with memorable verses, the poet is inspired to dictate his final resting place:

"Bury me beneath a library
well
within shuffling distance of the nearest
pub"

The poet unearths the regrets of the dead or dying, plays with their fears, their human frailties, and even their bodily decay. It is a wonderful book, filled with all we love and hate about life, and all we wished we knew about the ultimate end - death.
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Reading Progress

August 17, 2018 – Started Reading
August 17, 2018 – Shelved
August 19, 2018 – Shelved as: poetry
August 19, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
August 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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