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Death by George Pendle
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Feb 13, 2009

it was amazing

What a great holiday read! I am absolutely serious. It was a good book to enjoy without rushing. The memoir of the Death, the difficult childhood in Hell, parents - Sin and Satan who don't understand the poor offspring. The new project that God decided to start on Earth and all the consequences that Death has to pay for God's mistakes and inconsistencies. A lot of mythology, legends, philosophy. I like the idea: "that everyone was initially supposed to have gone to Heaven, but the place got so overcrowded that half the afterlife was outsource to Hell". At the end the poor Death having nervous breakdown being overwhelmed by desire to get a life. This book is complete paradox, very smart and funny.
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