The Book of Extraordinary Deaths

by Cecilia Ruiz | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 039918404X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 3/12/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A book that I recently acquired for the purposes of giving it away.

I picked this up on a whim and got a few chuckles out of it, and some interesting trivia tidbits.

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 16, 2019

Released 10 mos ago (3/16/2019 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Picked up at today's BCinDC meetup at Silver Diner in Arlington, Virginia.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmelydiawing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, July 19, 2019
A collection of bizarre demises with minimalistic illustrations. Very interesting, very strange. And sometimes surprisingly funny.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmelydiawing at Noodles & Company - Congressional Plaza in Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at Noodles & Company - Congressional Plaza in Rockville, Maryland USA

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Bringing to the BCinDC meetup.
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Journal Entry 6 by wingmelydiawing at Noodles & Company - Congressional Plaza in Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at Noodles & Company - Congressional Plaza in Rockville, Maryland USA

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Bringing to the BCinDC meetup.
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Thank you so much for picking up this book. Please make a journal entry here on this page if you haven’t already done so to let me know that this book has found a good home. You may choose to remain anonymous or to join (it is entirely free). If you choose to join, please consider using any previous reader of this book, or me, melydia, as the member who referred you.
I really hope you enjoy the book you found! When you’re done reading it, you can make another journal entry with your comments here to let me know what you thought of it. You can keep the book forever and ever or pass it on to someone else. If you’re giving it to someone directly, make another journal entry saying so. If you choose to leave it somewhere “in the wild” for anyone to catch, make release notes that indicate where you left it. If you register, you will be alerted by e-mail each time someone makes another journal entry. It’s all confidential (you’re known only by your screen name and no one is ever given your e-mail address), free, and spam-free. Then you can track this book as it goes on its journey!

Journal Entry 7 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Okay, this intrigued me, and it looks like I can breeze through it quickly, so I brought it home with me from today's BC-in-DC meeting.

I can't help wondering if GoryDetails has ever seen this...it seems like something that would be right in her wheelhouse.

Journal Entry 8 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, August 19, 2019
Breeze through it quickly, indeed. I think it took me all of 5 minutes once I actually picked it up. There are certainly unusual ways to die, and some of them were darkly comic, but many felt a bit apocryphal. It would be interesting to have a little more detail or context for many of them. Even so, this was interesting, for what it was.

Journal Entry 9 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 05, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (9/5/2019 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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I'm mailing this book out as part of the Wish List Tag game in the forums. While this book isn't actually on the recipient's wish list, I'm certain that she will appreciate it!

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Journal Entry 10 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, September 09, 2019
I was delighted to find this book in today's mail - in part for the contributions from several BCinDCers, and in part because as ResQgeek imagined, it's right up my alley! Thanks so much!

Journal Entry 11 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 02, 2019
I really enjoyed this little book, from the marvelously simple yet evocative artwork to the individual anecdotes. Some of the entries were new to me, a pleasant surprise given how many "bizarre death" books I've read! Among the more intriguing and/or satisfying: Sigurd the Mighty, a 9th-century Viking alleged to have died from infection caused by the tooth of his enemy's severed head; the American man who was amusing himself by shooting a huge saguaro cactus only to meet a "don't mess with Mother Nature" fate when an arm of the cactus fell on him; and the 16th-century Austrian who failed to escape a fire when he tripped over his own extremely-long beard. And then there's that poor deer, which spends most of the book fleeing from a hunter only to lose in the final panel...

Entries I'd heard of before include the Great Molasses Flood in Boston in 1919 (see Dark Tide for more on that), and the poignant, ghostly fates of the Collyer brothers in 1947 New York (the non-fiction Ghosty Men covers their story, as does the novel Homer & Langley.)

Thanks again for sharing this one!

Released 3 mos ago (10/3/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Middle and Lincoln Sts. in Lexington, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book in this charming cat-decorated LFL on this very rainy day; hope someone enjoys it!

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