The Fortean Times Book of Strange Deaths
Compiled by Steve Moore
True, completely documented listings of outrageous, horrendous, truly twisted, tragic yet rip-roaringly funny deaths. Hardy har, death is a riot, eh wot? Chiefly compiled from the archives of Fortean Times magazine. You may as well get a couple examples just for kicks:
• A shy Japanese couple wait 14 years before consummating their desires for the first time. They both have heart attacks during the act. Whoever said “a little coitus never hoitus” is a goddamn liar!
• A British bricklayer died laughing while watching a “fight between a set of bagpipes and a black pudding” on the TV show The Goodies.
You ain’t read nothing yet. The reader also gets death in manure pits, avalanches of books, factory robots gone berserk, sickening sex mutilations, deaths by stupidity, death by swallowing a miniature deck of cards, suicide following a pet chicken’s death, voices prompting atrocious mass crimes (“The Martians made me do it”), Malaysian lucky-lottery sacrificial beheadings, death by overeating (72 snails), animal kingdom revenge sagas, funeral tragedies resulting in multiple burials… and on and on. If you can think of it, the Grim Reaper has done it—and beyond. This book is a morbid variation on “News of the Weird”-type reading. Yet—this sort of info also hints at the myriad variations on any theme—even the darkest—in this delicious world we live… and die in. CS
Publisher: Fortean Times
Paperback: 136 pages