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Thinning the Herd by Cynthia Ceilan
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Nov 29, 2008

did not like it

If you liked Wendy Northcutt's Darwin Awards, then keep reading those and stay away from this pathetic knockoff. Although some of the entries are amusing/offbeat, most are fairly mundane. Most of the entries are short and lacking details.
This book bills itself as "Tales of the Weirdly Departed." Here is one of these weird deaths for you, quoted directly from page 185: "Bob Moose, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, died in a car accident in 1976. He was on his way to his own birthday Party." Oh my god! How weird! Have you ever heard of someone dying in a car accident? I didn't think so.
If this book was condensed to only the weird deaths and the filler was removed, it would probably be about 200 pages shorter.
Don't bother with this book.
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