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Betsy's Non-Blog

I'm not a blogger. I just love to read.

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach This was an interesting book, generally well-written and informative. And surprisingly funny. Roach has a wry, witty style, and seems to be pretty thorough. There was one omission that bothered me a little. This was something I discovered when my brother died a couple years ago. His death was unattended and he was definitely not a "beating-heart cadaver", but I learned that there were still many medical ways in which his body could be used, such as cadaver skin for burn victims.

I also thought that Roach got off on an unrelated, and pretty boring, tangent tracking down a cannibalism rumor in China.

But on the whole, it was well done and worth reading.

Review 7/6/2011