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User Review  - William345 - LibraryThing

Some thoughts on Will Self’s How The Dead Live. The first 280 or so pages deliver the constant narrative pleasure of some illicit drug. One is constantly buoyed along by the wonderful storytelling ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

There's a lot of abusive palaver and not much substance in this labored third novel from the punk-surrealist author of Cock and Bull (1993), Great Apes (1997), and other fetchingly deranged assaults ... Read full review

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User Review  - sanddancer - LibraryThing

The premise of this book was great - the dead going on existing in a strange world that intersects ours that is equally beset with bureaucracy. The main character is a Jewish woman who dies of cancer ... Read full review

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User Review  - TerrapinJetta - LibraryThing

I think the reason why I've rated this so poorly is because I just hate Will Self's writing style. My brother made me read it, and I didn't enjoy it at all. Read full review

How the dead live

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

With a dazzling display of linguistic tricks, this third novel from Self (Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys) leads us through Lilly Bloom's last days and then her eight years in the land of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - LadyLoulabelle - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. It took me a wee while to get into it but once I was, I was hooked. It's weird and different and very refreshing. Read full review

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User Review  - lesleydawn - LibraryThing

This is a bizarre book. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure why. It was just weird. Read full review

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User Review  - Wotcher - LibraryThing

Weird and wonderful story of a parallel universe.. Read full review

Review: How the Dead Live

User Review  - R. - Goodreads

The fucked up thing is, I read this book about one woman's travels through the afterlife (which ends up being nothing more than a parallel universe London) approx. one day before my mom had her heart ... Read full review

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