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The shocking new memoir from Death

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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"Pendle turns out a wicked satire of death in this faux autobiography. Death, the spawn of Sin and Satan, begins his story at the dawn of creation, before the beginning of God's newest project, Earth. With only a bit of 'the Darkness from the deepest depths' as a keepsake, Death and family travel to the freshly minted Earth, where Death's father takes advantage of the gullible animals (prior to Satan's arrival, the T-Rex was a vegetarian). It isn't until Death accidentally kills a unicorn that he realizes his calling, and soon he recounts his role in some of the most celebrated deaths in history, including Cain's murder of Abel, Socrates' suicide and the resurrection of Jesus. However, Death's profession is demanding and solitary, and at the urging of his only human friend, he begins to dabble with Life to relieve stress. He forms a 'physical dependency on Life,' and after a 10-day period in 1582 when nothing dies, Death is forced into rehab and begins his painful recovery. Pendle's coruscating wit is a great match for the material, and he makes the most of it. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A parody of the confessional memoir served with deadpan wit, this is a deliciously blasphemous, completely uncensored celebrity expos that paints a portrait of Death as a misunderstood, surprisingly sympathetic demon. 50 b&w photos throughout.

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abebt, January 8, 2009 (view all comments by abebt)
For those who like works from authors: Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and others will like this fictional autobiographical story about: Death. Simply put, the mystery of death is put into a sarcastic, slight twisted glimpse in historical view of the eventual noncorporeal being. Death comments about rather important western events in history and comes to a nonconclusive end to his role with the universe.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307395603
Author:
Pendle, George
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Death
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
7.54x5.00x.65 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 270 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307395603 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pendle turns out a wicked satire of death in this faux autobiography. Death, the spawn of Sin and Satan, begins his story at the dawn of creation, before the beginning of God's newest project, Earth. With only a bit of 'the Darkness from the deepest depths' as a keepsake, Death and family travel to the freshly minted Earth, where Death's father takes advantage of the gullible animals (prior to Satan's arrival, the T-Rex was a vegetarian). It isn't until Death accidentally kills a unicorn that he realizes his calling, and soon he recounts his role in some of the most celebrated deaths in history, including Cain's murder of Abel, Socrates' suicide and the resurrection of Jesus. However, Death's profession is demanding and solitary, and at the urging of his only human friend, he begins to dabble with Life to relieve stress. He forms a 'physical dependency on Life,' and after a 10-day period in 1582 when nothing dies, Death is forced into rehab and begins his painful recovery. Pendle's coruscating wit is a great match for the material, and he makes the most of it. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A parody of the confessional memoir served with deadpan wit, this is a deliciously blasphemous, completely uncensored celebrity expos that paints a portrait of Death as a misunderstood, surprisingly sympathetic demon. 50 b&w photos throughout.
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