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 Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach. Now this is an interesting book. NonFiction but told in a narrative entertaining way. I actually did not “read” the book, I listened to the audio version that I downloaded through our KPL Overdrive audio books. For this book I found the inflections of the narrator added to the enjoyment. This book is a Teen book and I found out later that my daughter had read it in the 8th grade. It is fascinating to hear of all the ways a human cadaver can be used from what one commonly thinks of, used in a medical school teaching class to not thought of ones like Crash Dummies. Mary Roach gives a decent background on the topic and tosses in bits of humor.  



Posted by Gary Green at 05/20/2011 04:16:08 PM