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, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, 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...
  • Gaele
    I was completely unprepared for how much I enjoyed this novel: with a synopsis that just screamed out to be read and themes that mix lighthearted humor, self-discovery, a ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ like mental hospital and plenty of revelations. Death appears to be a mid-twenties young woman, pale, pretty and very much dedicated to her job. She has a purpose, and thinking further than that isn’t really necessary. Until she tries to use her ‘power...
  • 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.
  • Taiwo Balogun
    I received an e-ARC from Xpresso Book Tours ( That does not affect my review in any way. An indication that a reader likes a book is usually shown when this reader exhibits some kind of big emotion while reading that book. For me, it may be clapping in glee or just plain wonder; or laughing loudly or being so scared that I don’t sleep well (I get scared easily).However, the best books I’ve ever read are those that...
  • Sara
    Living the good death by Scott Baron a five-star read that will make you glad to be alive and reading. This is my first read by this author and I am so glad I took a chance and read it, it’s been on my kindle for a little while and I kept putting it off as I was wondering if the book would be as good as the blurb and cover. It was so much better, if the paperback was cheaper I would be buying everyone it for Christmas presents as I know loads o...
  • Ann
    I enjoyed reading this story about death. There have been several books published recently about the grim reaper being a woman and this is a nice addition to that list. It was a little darker than I anticipated from reading the blurb I thought it would be a little more humorous. I liked the adding a few mythological creature throughout the story. Much of the story is set in a psych ward of a hospital and it is a little depressing with touches of ...
  • Sam Miller
    I received this book in exchange for my honest review: I did not care for this book at all. For one, it seemed confusing and rather dragging. The second was there should be some kind of trigger warning or something as there are ( SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALART ) multiple suicide attempts, which I didn't like either. The premise seemed good, but for me the writing seemed rushed and it just wasn't very cohesive for me.
  • Daccari Buchelli
    Scott Baron is a master storyteller.Never a dull moment. He has re-kindled my love of literature.Living the Good Death, by Scott Baron is a fantasy novel unlike any other. Imagine being Death, but having been robbed of your supernatural abilities. The girl who thinks she is death (AKA Dorothy) finds herself stranded in the world of the living with no power, money, and no way to return to the realm of the dead. There’s only one thing for it- she...
  • 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.
  • E.A.
    ( I voluntarily received a ARC of this book ) Living the Good Death by Scott Baron was an okay read, that for me could have been more exciting if the pacing was faster and the filler cut short. Not my favourite-est read of the year, in truth I was disappoint. The opening was spot on, it was solid and it really draws you in. It was going good until Death found herself in the psych ward. Things slowed down, and it for me, dragged on. There was too ...
  • Fiona
    Disclaimer: I was given this book for free by the author as part of the Library Thing Member Giveaway (LTMG) program for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. It is a much slower pace than what I usually read, but I was captivated the whole way through due to great character development and a good story that left me wondering is Death who she really claims to be or is it all in her head. I found that I really liked Death aka Dorothy, Cur...
  • Sharkie
    *** 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...
  • Ana (thestarslisten)
    *ARC was given by the author in exchange for an honest review.*SPOILER REVIEWForever is today, but forever.I had high hopes and a different expectation for this book. I got disappointed because it wasn't what I expected, and other factors too.What I expected:1. It would be humorous and colorful2. The setting will be in different locationsWhat actually happened:1. It was quite dark2. Yeah the story took her to different locations but it's mostly b...
  • Giulia Ricciardi
    If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would certainly do it! It's the first book ever that makes me smirk, giggle, laugh, gasp with apprehension, and shed genuine tears. What's more, this book is sprinkled with sarcasm, which makes it absolutely enjoyable.The story is so absorbing that it's impossible to put this book down and the characters are very well defined, they feel real, and it's incredibly easy to connect with them. Even side characte...
  • 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...
  • yorkshirebooknerd
    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...
  • Liz
    Thank you GoodReads for this copy of Living the Good Death, a fun win in one of your book giveaways. I'd give the book 3 1/2 stars - concept of the book was interesting, the grim reaper in the form of a snarky millennial who just might or might not be an escaped mental patient. The story itself flowed well, and I enjoyed the read, though the writing itself at times faltered. I am not sure if it was the over descriptive prose at the beginning or t...
  • Peter Carlstrom
    Loved it!Utterly original story of Death catching a bad break (or is it?) and becoming mortal. Sure enough psychiatric hospital is not the best setting for Death to regain her powers and a psychopath doctor in charge makes things totally miserable especially when romantic feelings get involved....
  • Amanda Williams
    Wow, an amazing story. This is one I will be re reading and enjoying all over again
  • 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...
  • Jayne
    I really enjoyed this book!! The characters were really believable and well formed. I really enjoyed the authors style of writing too. The story was well structured and had my attention the entirety of the book. Overall It was an interesting concept for a story and i would definitely read more of this authors work!
  • Sara
    ***There are a couple of triggering scenes in this book. For example, there is an attempted rape (which is stopped before the man even undoes his belt and the man gets his just desserts in an awesome girl-power kind of way soon after). There are also a couple of overdose suicide attempts throughout the book, as well.***I thought this book was pretty good! The second half was better than the first, in my opinion.The main character is a young woman...
  • James
    Accidental findI found this story purely by accident, snapping it up at a brief glance thinking it was the latest edition by another author I like. Needles to say not far into the book I realised my mistake, but it turned out not a regrettable one. I found this story entertainingly different and noted it drew me in quite quickly. If your looking for a good read to pass the time then look no further. If I had to nit pick, I would say the ending se...
  • C.L.
    First time reading this author. I liked the plot and cast of characters. I was annoyed by a few minor details (like the constant confusion of events and cameos with no explanation. I felt I was missing an inside joke.), but overall it was good story. I felt the ending could have been better or more in depth with what She was going through. Without giving spoilers, I was hoping it would be different. I'm a romance reader so I'm always wishing for ...
  • Anna
    ARC from Xpresso Book ToursNo spoilers reviewTo shed her mortal body, Death must first learn to live.This wasn't quite what I was expecting based on the cover art and description. Those made me think it would just be an amusing light read, which it is amusing don't get me wrong, but it is also rather touching. The ending is what really got me. It isn't a traditional happy ending, in that it might make you shed a sad tear...yet it's right. It's ex...