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Spook by Mary Roach
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May 11, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, try-science
Read from May 10 to 11, 2011

So, the only parts i really enjoyed were right at the end-- learning how certian frequencies and noises can trick the brain into thinking it sees ghosts (or, as Roach pointed out, possibly opening up its ability to see ghosts. whatever.)

i know Stiff is a history of what we do with dead bodies, and od things that are done with bodies, but I guess i was expecting something... a little more like Stiff from Spook. Something more sciencey? More... focussed? More to the point? Which is silly, really, because it's basically here going LOOK AT THIS WEIRD THING AND LOOK AT HOW GOOD I AM FOR TRYING IT OUT!!!

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05/10/2011 page 158
55.0% "Not enjoying this one as much as Stiff and Bonk. Eh. i'll keep going but it's sort of bleh."
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