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  • Published: Venice, CA : Bearstache Books, 2010
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: ix, 454 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0982167121 (pbk.)
  • 9780982167120 (pbk.)

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Machine of death : a collection of stories about people who know how they will die

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult

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Flaming marshmallow / -- Fudge / -- Torn apart and devoured by lions / -- Despair / -- Suicide / -- Almond / -- Starvation / -- Cancer / -- Firing squad / -- Vegetables / -- Piano / -- HIV infestion from Machine of Death needle / -- Exploded / -- Not waving but drowning / -- Improperly prepared blowfish / -- Love ad nauseum / -- Murder and suicide, respectively / -- Cancer / -- Aneurysm / -- Exhaustion from having sex with a minor / -- After many years, stops breathing, while asleep, with smile on face / -- Killed by Daniel / -- Friendly fire / -- Nothing / -- Cocaine and painkillers / -- Loss of blood / -- Prison knife fight / -- While trying to save another / -- Miscarriage / -- Shot by sniper / -- Heat death of the universe / -- Drowning / -- ? / -- Cassandra /

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morbid

very edgy but ver fun

Morbid Whimsy

Yes, it is morbid, but these stories demonstrate creativity in plumbing the full range of such a theme. Humor of all shades, from exceedingly dark to lighter joking. Compassion, confusion, decisive action, understandable despair - all demonstrated by worthy stories working within the frame of the Machine of Death conceit. A couple tales offer insight into the creation of the Machine itself, and posit scenarios involving the early days of its revelations and increasing impact. The editors made excellent selections for this ambitious yet whimsical collection. Morbid whimsy sums it up nicely; the existentialist mood pairs with believable characters and well-drawn settings. Speaking of well-drawn, the illustrations accompanying each tale are similar showcases to talents of varying styles and involve some riveting artistry.

Death

Edgy, Fun, Creative, Hooray!

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