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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - BOOKRAY
by mary roach | Reference
Registered by grover3d of Charleston, West Virginia USA on Monday, February 02, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jamesmum): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by grover3d from Charleston, West Virginia USA on Monday, February 02, 2004

9 out of 10

Incredibly dark, but fascinating...and you'll definitely have a new appreciation for those interesting souls who work with the dead.

It's amazing that I can come away from reading a book about cadavers and the amazing and repulsive (and sometimes both) things that are done to them, and still feel the book was quite....witty? Roach is a great writer and uses just enough irreverance to make her subject matter palatable (although I could have done without some of the stories on animal deaths and experimentation).

Highly recommended.

This book is one of the most requested on Cliff1976's wish list, so I've bought two copies and I'm sending them out. This is the bookRAY copy of STIFF - for the current list of participants, please see my bookshelf page. Please get to the book as soon as you can, journal upon receipt and upon completion and please don't forget to use delivery confirmation for US to US addresses. Thanks, and enjoy!


DC# - 0302 0980 0001 2032 7805. PLEASE do not forget to use Delivery Confirmation for US to US addresses. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 2 by daidy from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Thursday, February 19, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Thanks grover3d. I just received this one today, and since I just finished the last book I was reading I'll start it right away. 


Journal Entry 3 by daidy from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Saturday, February 21, 2004

8 out of 10

Sometimes Roach asks just the kinds of questions that we would ask if we had the opportunity. It's a fascinating book, and I will mail it as soon as I hear from the next person in line. 


Journal Entry 4 by daidy from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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DC# 03030830000038743389 


Journal Entry 5 by savannahblue from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, March 01, 2004

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rec'd in the mail today - thank you! i've only read half of the introduction, and i'm already fascinated! 


Journal Entry 6 by savannahblue from Portland, Oregon USA on Saturday, March 20, 2004

9 out of 10

LOVED it! very strange and funny book, but i quickly discovered that not many of my friends were nearly as intrigued as i was - in fact, out of roughly a dozen i mentioned it to (it became a little game with me after while: "how will they react?")only two showed any interest at all. the others smiled nervously and tried to change the subject. . . but i found it to be fascinating. the author walks a brilliant line between irreverence and respect - she makes it funny enough that i was able to keep reading, but she is never disrespectful to the dead.

will mail it on to jamesmum on monday. thanks, grover3d! 


Journal Entry 7 by savannahblue at postal release to fellow bookcrosser in Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, March 22, 2004

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Release planned for Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at postal release to fellow bookcrosser in Portland, Oregon USA.

sending media mail to the next bookray-er, jamesmum. hope you like it! 


Journal Entry 8 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 26, 2004

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My very first bookring book! I look forward to reading it this weekend, then sending it on its way. 


Journal Entry 9 by jamesmum at Paramount's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California USA on Monday, March 29, 2004

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Released on Monday, March 29, 2004 at Paramount's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California USA.

A vey accidental release - I hope someone finds it.

Release #40 in the "2004 Release 25 challenge".

Here's a link to the replacement copy 




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