I decided to read Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
because I find human bodies, anatomy, medicine, forensic science and how different cultures act fascinating.
Stiff was entertaining and funny but not riveting. I listened to the audio version and it took me months to finish it. And while I laughed at parts of it and I remember lots of stories, I can't remember any particular detail that I think you need to know.
But 393 people gave it an average of more than 4 stars on Amazon, so others must have had a better impression.
I'm on to listen to something else.
One Reply to “Book Review: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”
I had more or less the same reaction. I like the author’s style, but it’s not her best work. I enjoyed Bonk more, though perhaps the subject matter made a difference there. I finished it relatively quickly, so maybe reading it was more engaging than listening to it. I plowed through it on a Kindle, and I noticed that 1) she uses a lot of footnotes, and 2) reading footnotes on the Kindle is sort of annoying.
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