100 Places To See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife

Scribner. Jun. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781501131585. $27.99. REF
“It’s never too early to investigate your options,” states Jeopardy host Jennings (Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture) in this offbeat guide to imagined post-death tourism. Grouping afterlife destinations by their origin (mythology; religion; television), Jennings follows each general overview of a location with notes on top attractions, traveler tips, “Meet the Locals,” and, in some cases, what to eat, how to dress, and where to stay. Jennings’s playful tone is applied equally to religion (Shintoism’s Yomi), literature (Dante’s Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno), and Frank Capra’s heaven, home to Clarence, of It’s a Wonderful Life.
VERDICT Readers who don’t mind some irreverence can imaginary-armchair-travel to Valhalla (Norse mythology), the Heaviside Layer (Cats), the Djalia (Black Panther’s Wakanda), and the Outer Planes (Dungeons & Dragons).
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