Amanda's Reviews > Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook by Mary Roach
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 10, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, try-science

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!!!

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Spook.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

May 10, 2011 – Started Reading
May 10, 2011 – Shelved
May 10, 2011 –
page 158
50.8% "Not enjoying this one as much as Stiff and Bonk. Eh. i'll keep going but it's sort of bleh."
May 11, 2011 –
page 196
May 11, 2011 – Finished Reading
September 19, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
September 19, 2011 – Shelved as: try-science

No comments have been added yet.