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Extreme Encounters   book icon  
by Greg Emmanuel (2002)

read: 23 June 2009
rating: [0]
category: non-fiction

A likeable but sort of weird book about what it feels like to encounter near death experienecs, and sometimes die. It’s hard to explain. The author took a lot of scenarios [bear attack, shark bite] and write this book up as small chapters, in the second person, as if the event were happening to you. I found this to be a weird choice, personally, and it made the book a lot less awesome than I thought it would be. Sometimes the person ["you"] dies and sometimes not. Often the chapter ends with some sort of lulzy joke which I thought was a little stupid and not really in fitting with the “Hey I just died here!” setting. There’s a lot of good information and a decent bibliography otherwise, but I was left feeling like I wish someone else had written the same book.

The Youngest Science   book icon  
by Lewis Thomas (1983)

read: 13 June 2009
rating: [+]
category: non-fiction

[review pending]

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