Deborah's Reviews > Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff by Mary Roach
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Jun 05, 2008

liked it
bookshelves: freaky-fun

I guess it was okay. Had a chatty, conspiratorial tone to it that I dislike in my science books so I guess it's just a long, sciency article rather than something scholarly. It does reveal some cool stuff about dead folks but it was quite light-weight.
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Bill Mead my sister gave this to me for xmas a few years ago thinking I would really like it. I was immediately turned off by the tone of voice. Oh well. I never finished it.

Deborah Yeah. Her tone is far yuckier than the subject. A better example of palatable pop science writing is the mutants book I reviewed. I can loan it to you.

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