Living the Good Death by Scott Baron

Living the Good Death

Wearing nothing but psych ward pajamas and fluffy slippers, the odd girl wasn’t really dressed to kill. Being the Grim Reaper, however, she felt confident she could make it work.Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the kind of day when things just don’t go your way. Like when your botched suicide attempt and claims of supernatural powers get you hauled to the emergency room, placed under observation, then transferred to a locked-dow...

Details Living the Good Death

TitleLiving the Good Death
Release DateNov 1st, 2017
GenreFantasy, Magical Realism

Reviews Living the Good Death

    This review originally appeared on the book review blog: Just One More Pa(i)ge. “You know, for a long time I thought every human life was just a clock waiting to run out. No matter what they did, it made no difference. At the end of their time, no one was special, no one was unique, and no matter who they were or what they’d accomplished, they’d all die, just like any other.”I had never heard of this novel, or author, until a few weeks ag...
  • Kelly
    This book needs to be a movie! It's perfect! It just sucks you in and you can't help but get mad when Dorothy is wronged, or feel happy/understanding when she discovers coffee!! It's soooo much more than that. Loved it. Love love loved it. It will be one of few books in my collection I will reread over and over.
  • Apilrain
    "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book”I'd lying if I didn't admit that not only did I volunteer to read this- I jumped at the chance and squealed with delight! It was everything I could've hoped for and more.(In all the best ways) for me this was like if Harold and Maude had a baby with the wizard of Oz and then the writter O. Henry told me all about it! Dorothy the girl who believes she's Death wakes up and realizes she's...
  • Shayna Wark
    *** Transparency alert - I did receive this as an ARC. But that has zero impact on how absolutely great this book is ***Honestly, this is going to be a hard review to write while also avoiding spoilers. I'll try, but if I fail I'll warn you.This book is a silly, but also deep, emotional but fun roller coaster. I was laughing so much through the entire thing, and then that twist came in and... let it be known, Scott is a king of twists that you wo...
  • Leanne 3DegreesOfFiction
    Well, knock me sideways and call me Mary...I was not expecting that! I've never read anything by this author but I can assure you, if the rest of his work is this good then I'm going to be his new biggest fan!Initially I was sucked in by the cover (go ahead and judge me, I don't care!) Then I read the blurb. After having read some pretty blah books lately, Living The Good Death sounded like it would be a nice easy read to get me back in the swing...
  • Jessica Wilhelmsson
    Totally AMAZING!!!This book is absolutley fantastic! This is a "must read book"!! It has a really great story. I tried the hole book to figure out how it would end, during the time I went on all emotions I think. This book is funny, exciting, sad, funny, makes you hate some characters and laugh out load at some. The story has an unusal storyline witch I liked. I cant put it in one genre because it moves over a lot of genres. Sometimes it is so re...
  • Donna
    I have never read anything by this author but the synopsis really caught my interest. A girl who thinks she’s death finds herself human and in a psychiatric ward. The story was unique and interesting. The characters are well developed and likeable. The writing style is engaging and well paced.Parts of the story felt very real and touching, especially some of the psych ward scenes but some had me laughing out loud, like the cotton candy scene wi...
  • Wargjossan
    "I did receive an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review"I can happily say that this book was amazing! The Synopsis for the book just makes it seem very much more complicated then it is. I was dragged into the book in the first 50 pages, and even if the book had a slow pace it never became really boring. Sure I may have jumped over some sentences some times but that always happens when a book is 900+ pages long right? The book deals wi...
  • Leslie Wiederspan
    *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting the typical goofiness that I have previously read from this author. Honestly, it was a silly story, but a really well told and intriguing one. A little whimsy, fantasy, and love. I found it hard to put down once I started. I really wanted to know why Death was the way she was. The ending was perfect and not rushed. Reall...
  • Elise Ochoa
    Received in a Goodreads giveaway.Wow. At first, it wasn't what I expected at all. I loved the mythical creatures sprinkled throughout the book. Especially the three greek ladies. The ending had to be my favorite. You'd think it'd be one of those depressing endings where he kills himself and leaves his little girl all alone but nope! Everything tied together great.
  • Tracett
    What a fun weekend read. I ignored all my chores so that I could find out: is she a madwoman or is she Death? Well balanced writing kept me going back and forth between the two. Not all the plotting was perfect, but I didn't care. I laughed, I cried. I love the cover; if you like the cover as well, you'll probably like the book.
  • Amanda Williams
    Wow, an amazing story. This is one I will be re reading and enjoying all over again
  • Kym
    **I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**The first line of the blurb hooked me straight away and I really wanted to like this book. But I really struggled. I caught myself skimming paragraphs and then skipping them entirely.I got halfway through before I gave up. There was nothing specific that I didn’t like, it just failed to hold my attention.I have also posted my review at LibraryThing.