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!

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

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