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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Updated: Jul 13, 2021


Rating - ⭐⭐⭐1/2


"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures."


 

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory is a standalone nonfiction novel by mortician Caitlin Doughty.


Book #2 in my journey to read Caitlin Doughty's novels. I liked this one less than Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? but still found this mildly interesting. This wasn't what I expected it to be. I thought it would be more educational and not about her experience as a mortician.


If you're someone looking to learn the insides of what it's like to be a mortician, try this out.

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