Being Dead

Being Dead

Book - 1999
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The author ponders the redemptive power of secular love in this novel. Their bodies had expired, but anyone looking at them could see that Joseph and Celice were still devoted, the couple seemed to have achieved a peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. They were still man and wife, quietly resting, dead but not yet departed
Publisher: London, Eng. : Viking, 1999.
ISBN: 9780670856985
Characteristics: 209 p. ;,24 cm.


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DevilStateDan Oct 10, 2015

This is the 2nd book by #JimCrace that I've read for my #2015ReadingChallenge recommend by a colleague early in the year
I loved it & the descriptive writing, the characters have depth but are not very likeable as people, even so it is an engaging read & an unusual take on a tragic love story
Getting to know the characters through the decomposition of their bodies, their histories & failures, their times of happiness & grief, it covers so much of what makes up the life of a human


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Lakeontarian Feb 24, 2013

A rather ghoulish account of the last hours and moments of a pair of long-married zoologists who are murdered and left to decompose. It paints a dreary picture of their courtship 30 years earlier, their soulless marriage and the impatient search for them by their disenchanted daughter. Not a fun book

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