Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes December From a quaint little bookshop in Camden it should have been just another routine job a day like any other simply visit the dying boy in Great Ormond St Hospital and leave with his sou

  • Title: Death and Taxes
  • Author: Simon Whitmore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • December, 2012 From a quaint little bookshop in Camden, it should have been just another routine job, a day like any other simply visit the dying boy in Great Ormond St Hospital and leave with his soul Only it wasn t to be Leaving the boy still alive, Thanatos Death, The Grim Reaper decides enough is enough and quits to devote time to his hobbies His dislikDecember, 2012 From a quaint little bookshop in Camden, it should have been just another routine job, a day like any other simply visit the dying boy in Great Ormond St Hospital and leave with his soul Only it wasn t to be Leaving the boy still alive, Thanatos Death, The Grim Reaper decides enough is enough and quits to devote time to his hobbies His dislike of man makes the job bearable, but with the realisation that man is now not likely to pass on, Thanatos is left with a tricky decision to go on strike with his long term colleagues, Harry the Ferryman and Peter the Saint, or continue with his work Boredom soon sets in, and when a series of murders occur the fingers begin to point What is Thanatos to do Why had things gone awry since he d visited the boy And just who is doing all the killing Mixed with supernatural goings on, Death Taxes is a modern tale of woe, humour, deception, love, friendship, miracles and butterflies.

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    1. Review: Death and TaxesHave you ever wondered how everyday life - history, violence, and environmental negligence - weighs on the immortal mind of Death himself? Death and Taxes by Simon Whitmore is a droll look behind the veil of eternity into the inner-workings of the mind of the Grim Reaper. Spurned to striking off his duty to ferry souls to judgement (largely due to a mayan miscalculation of Doom's Day), Thanatos (WORD NERD ALERT- this is the Freudian term for the death instinct) decides to [...]

    2. Does the grim reaper like his job? If he is the only one that can do it and he never gets a day off he is bound for burn-out. Whitmore's debut novel is centered on Thanatos, who is a collector or souls. His job is to deliver them for judgment. But something snaps when Thanatos is sent to a children’s hospital.Thanatos is upstage by loveable Harry. He navigates the River Styx to Hades with the souls that didn't get to stay with St. Peter. Both, Harry and Thanatos, are a vision from out of a nig [...]

    3. simon whitmore does a wonderful job of throwing in twists and turns that keep you guessing. the book is a slow starter, but once things begin to happen it moves rather quickly. the final turn of events through me for a loop! I can usually guess what is going to happen long before the author lets us in, but the author does an awesome job of keeping just enough of the secrets to himself to fool me. I loved it!! i would recommend this book to anyone who likes to be surprised, but with the warning t [...]

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