Review of Mary Roach’s “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”

I recently got around to reading Mary Roach’s morbidly fascinating bestseller, “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers,” and it richly rewarded every second of time I devoted to it.  “Stiff” is immensely informative, completely captivating, keeps you turning pages, while at the same time managing to be shockingly entertaining and done with a good sense of humor.  Roach will tell the incredible and sometimes unbelievable tales of cadaver usage throughout history and different societies.  She will then take you through the process of what happens to your body as soon as you expire, and all the different possible ways that science can utilize your corpse (some ways you’ve surely never even though of before).  Tearing away the macabre veil of mystery that enshrouds the journey of the human cadaver, “Stiff” answers all the questions you’ve ever had about the scientific usage of dead humans, and even the questions you never thought to ask.  Well worth every penny!

Advertisements
Published in: on February 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://darkclass.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/review-of-mary-roachs-stiff-the-curious-lives-of-human-cadavers/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: