Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bear Book Recommendation: Death

A friend recommended Death: A Life by George Pendle to me, so I decided to go and buy it. I was blown away by this book with its twisted, comedic characters and stories about the life of death or what we sometimes call, "The Grim Reaper." I could not put this book down. I was laughing through the whole story. I just could not believe how far this book would go when talking about God, the beginning of time, the Devil, etc. etc. If you are easily offended or cannot stand any kind of satire related to religion, you might want to skip this book; it is not for the faint of heart. I found myself laughing out loud many times as well as gasping during certain parts. So if you have a twisted sense of humor like me, and you want to have a good read, pick up this book.

Death: A Life by George Pendle
Genre: Fiction/Satire
Published: September 20, 2008
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages: 272
About The Book:  At last, the mysterious, feared, and misunderstood being known only as “Death” talks frankly and unforgettably about his infinitely awful existence. Chronicling his abusive childhood, his near-fatal addiction to Life, his excruciating time in rehab, and the ultimate triumph of his true nature, this long-awaited autobiography finally reveals the inner story of one of the most troubling, and troubled, figures in history. For the first time, Death reveals his affairs with the living, his maltreatment at the hands of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the ungodly truth behind the infamous “Jesus Incident,” and the loneliness of being the End of All Things.

Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, Death: A Life is not only a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a universe that, despite its profound flaws, gave Death the fiery determination to carve out a successful existence on his own terms.

DEATH was born in Hell, the only son of Satan and Sin. He was educated in the Palace of Pandemonium and the Garden of Eden. Since before the Dawn of Time, he has ushered souls into the darkness of eternity. This is his first book.

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