Book Review: And Then You’re Dead; A Scientific Exploration of the World’s Most Interesting Ways to Die

After an extended break from blogging, finally, I have decided to begin writing on this blog again and it’s all because of a book. I had been tossing the idea of blogging again around in my head for a while when a came across a selection of amazing books. After reading a couple of these books I began to think of how I would write a post on them to restart my blog again. I started writing the post, gathered a few pictures and then forgot about it overnight and never returned to finish it.

 

Now, months later, a new book has inspired me to begin this blogging process again. And it’s the complete opposite of what I would have expected. Over the short time I originally blogged on A Happy Little Bookworm, I did not review one single non-fiction book. That’s because I don’t read many. At all. But then, here I am, about to rave on about this (fabulous) non-fiction book, And Then You’re Dead; A Scientific Exploration of the World’s Most Interesting Ways to Die. Yes, I know, a grave title. But the book

is, in fact, quite the opposite of somber. While it is at times gruesome, it is always undeniably humorous and fascinatingly random. The footnotes left kindly at the bottom of the page, are another source of intriguing facts and statistics. So far, I have learnt what would happen if I was buried alive, stuck in a falling elevator, attacked by a great white shark, hit by a meteorite, struck by lightning, sucked into a black hole and so many more unbelievable fates.

The book promises to be ‘part physics, part astronomy, part anatomy and part gore’ and is perfect for both science enthusiasts and people who love to havea good laugh. I would highly recommend this book as a great source of entertainment to anyone who likes to be the source of an unbelievable number of fun facts. Whether you pick out the sections that most interest you or read the book cover-to-cover, you will be wonderfully surprised by the fascinating content and witty writing style.

 

Basic info:

  • Name: And Then You’re Dead; A Scientific Exploration of the World’s Most Interesting Ways to Die
  • Author(s): Cody Cassidy & Paul Doherty
  • Published in Australia & New Zealand in 2017 by Allen & Unwin
  • Published in the US in 2017 by Penguin Books

Have you read this book or other similar books? Is this book on your TBR? Please leave any questions or comments below! 🙂

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