Although this book is about the manner in which people met their deaths, it does have an amusing side. With billions of people on the planet and all at some point facing death, it is natural that many of them would be rather bizarre. The oddest of all are some of the suicides, one of the most disturbing is the woman that killed herself by sawing herself in half lengthwise. It is therapeutic to laugh at death and in some sense even to mock it, for if we didn't the reality and finality could overwhelm us. Life is to be enjoyed, so in an odd sort of way, reading this book is a way to enjoy life, because some of these circumstances are really strange. So unusual that occasionally even the author questions whether it is in fact just an urban myth.
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