The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death

The Dying Game A Curious History of Death This is a rollercoaster history of everything that has could and does befall a corpse from the bizarre and macabre death rituals of ancient and modern cultures to the morbidly fascinating biological

  • Title: The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death
  • Author: Melanie King
  • ISBN: 9781851685929
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a rollercoaster history of everything that has, could and does befall a corpse from the bizarre and macabre death rituals of ancient and modern cultures to the morbidly fascinating biological, ethical and legal story that begins only when we end.

    One thought on “The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death”

    1. Stunning and intriguing. I had no idea how dead bodies were used for various purposes in the past, nor their frightening current uses. Death, it seems, is an industry vastly overlooked by lawmakers, regulators, and the public at large. Whenever I've chatted with people about this book and its contents, there seems to be disbelief. Like the black market trade of body parts that is as lucrative as the drug underworld? Yeah, that. Folks just don't believe it, but the author has scientific studies a [...]

    2. Finally finished this. The read was entertaining, and it was, as I thought, the the European counterpart to Stiff. Different writing type, but similar information. Fascinating as always when given a small glimpse into cultural aspects of anything, but in the case, death, dying and views on both.

    3. Morbidly entertaining and witty. A ghoulish tour of the life after our deaths in the physical realm sorry about your lip implantsholy chinese foetuses, Batman, that's disgusting (and so much more!). Good times.

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