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By MidwestGeek on 03-07-10
Straining too much; not funny.
Unlike their earlier book, "Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar," which was brilliant and witty, this book is neither. They can be forgiven for the heavy subject matter, death, the soul, and afterlife, and for the depressed philosophers who dwelled on them, but not for bad jokes! There are plenty of opportunities for black humor, but I found little that was funny. The jokes seem terribly strained and not very clever whether taken in or out of context. Of course, they may say that I didn't like it because I am in denial, just like everybody else who has not chosen suicide, but I got more pleasure out of reading the existentialist philosophers themselves than listening to this book. I guess they've reached the limit of how far one can carry this style, but I'll give them an extra star for trying.
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By michelle on 11-26-13
Great humor for a hard topic
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Love the way these guys take a potentially difficult topic and bring humor to it in a way that's very informative. Good discussion and information from a variety of different perspectives. Would definitely recommend.
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