Monday, March 27, 2006

Book No. 7: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach



Roach, a sometimes Salon columnist, has written a witty, breezy book about dead bodies. You've probably heard about this book from friends or on NPR, but it's well worth a read. Roach somehow turns the subject into something so light that the stories stick with you without any distaste for the subject. There's a lot of reviews about this one out there, so I'm going to just mention that I read and recommend it.

5 comments:

rocio 1:21 PM, March 30, 2006  

this book was great! and if you enjoyed this one check out "The Corpse: A History" by Christine Quigley

Glad to see someone else enjoyed it enough to spotlight it.

K 2:37 PM, March 30, 2006  

This looks really interesting. I'm going to check it out.

Hayden Childs 10:43 AM, March 31, 2006  

Thanks for the comments, y'all! I'll look for the Quigley book.

buck 11:15 AM, April 03, 2006  

I was just passing by and saw you recommend Roach. I loved Stiff and would suggest that you read her newer work Spook as well. She has the wit and class to pull off any topic.

Hayden Childs 1:51 PM, April 03, 2006  

Thanks! I'll add it to the list.

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