Sunday, May 6, 2007

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Author: Mary Roach

First line: The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship.

Why you should read this book: If you've ever wondered what really happens to those who dedicate their remains to science, this book is for you. If your curiosity is piqued at the mention of grave robbery, medical cannibalism, or human composting, this book is for you. If death seems a lot sillier than it is morbid, or if you think corpses have more potential than they let on, this book is for you.

Why you shouldn't read this book: If you are scandalized by the notion of a humorous and factual non-fiction book absolutely littered with corpses, this book is not for you.

Read my full length review at In the Weird!

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