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How the Dead Live

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0110395a (Published 01 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0110395a
  1. Debashis Singh, preregistration house officer1
  1. 1Leicester

What exactly happens to us when we die? Do we rot away into oblivion; swagger up to Heaven or skid in to the burning belly of Hell; get reincarnated; or roam aimlessly around shopping malls looking for a bargain? This is one of the questions posed by Will Self in his new novel. Death and dying hardly seem like the topics of a bestseller, but welcome to “Will's World.” …

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