Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach

This was recced to me as really entertaining.  It was...all right. I think Roach let herself be a little TOO much the star of the show, and while it worked for some chapters, such as the initial one, in the cannibalism one it was really disappointing. Any book that purports to cover cannibalism that doesn't deal with, say, Kuru, kind of loses some ethos in my book.


Still, I learned some pretty interesting things that happen to dead bodies (crash test dummies?!) and it was not exactly a challenging read.  I won't RUN out to buy another of her books, but I wouldn't turn my nose up, either.