Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

by mary roach | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0393324826 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 10/8/2008
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I *was* planning to eventually release this book at the "Bodies" exhibition here (see chapter 12) but I feel bad for the people who signed up for the stalled book ring for my first copy. That book has now gone to the Lost Book Island; I still hope that it will come home some day.

Here's a review of the book so potential readers have an idea of what they're getting into.

This copy will be headed out as a replacement once I finally get my act together.

Here's the revised list:

1. ayntastic (California)
2. velvetsack (Wyoming)
3. Scarlett07 (Colorado)
4. cafekat (Pennsylvania)

Please try not to keep the book longer than a month, and if you feel you must, please give me a status update periodically so everyone knows what's happening; it's only fair to the people after you on the list!

Thanks, and happy reading!

11/2/08 - saw the plastinated Bodies exhibition today. Fascinating and amazing and at times beautiful and heartbreaking. If you enjoyed this book you'd probably like the show as well.

5/01/09 - cafekat will ray this book forward after reading it.

Other copies on my BookCrossing shelf: 5841637 13350757 14534341 15422987

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (10/8/2008 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA



Here we go again: mailed to ayntastic today. Hope this one goes better than the last one!

Journal Entry 3 by ayntastic from Portland, Oregon USA on Saturday, October 11, 2008
Got this one in the mail from Hyphen8 today - I've already read the intro and I'm thoroughly hooked! Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 4 by ayntastic from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Roach's book was at times hilarious, poignant, disgusting, unbelievable, intriguing, and delightful. I truly enjoyed this novel in all of it's gruesome glory. The chapter on cannibalism was sublime, and I particularly enjoyed the historical perspective on body snatching. Who knew that a book about dead bodies could be so lively!

Journal Entry 5 by ayntastic at Davis, California USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (10/23/2008 UTC) at Davis, California USA



Sending this book on its way to Velvetsack. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by velvetsack from Gillette, Wyoming USA on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I've had this book for a few days now but have been busy and have forgotten to report it. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. I'll get it read as soon as I can!

Journal Entry 7 by velvetsack from Gillette, Wyoming USA on Thursday, December 25, 2008
My apologies to everyone involved in this ring. The past couple months have been busy for me and I've had to put this on the back burner. I've been truly meaning to get around to it. I haven't. I'll send it along as soon as possible. Again, I'm sorry for keeping this so long.


Journal Entry 8 by Scarlett07 from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Monday, February 23, 2009
Received this in the mail today. Will probably start it tomorrow.

Journal Entry 9 by Scarlett07 from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I very much enjoyed this book. It is in turns very informative and gross but a worthwhile read. Roach did a good job of making this subject a learning experience. I will get it out to cafekat as soon as I PM her and get an address.

Thanks Hyphen8 for including me in this ring and thanks for getting another copy to finish it.

Journal Entry 10 by cafekat from Rotonda West, Florida USA on Thursday, March 12, 2009
Have wanted to read this for a few years now. Thanks for offering it as a ray. I am about to send my current read on its way to the next in line and then I will start this one. Thanks to Scarlett07 for getting it here safely.

Journal Entry 11 by katamat from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, August 24, 2009
This book was given to me by cafekat who unfortunately is just way too busy to read all the books in her bag. We will send it on soon.

Interesting topic and very fine piece of writing. One would think that a book on the history of cadavers would be dry and horrifying. Roach's approach is quite witty and intense but brings the subject into perspective then and now. Really fascinating to read.

Journal Entry 12 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Cafekat got this back today, and I hijacked it for a few minutes - I've heard good things about it and wanted to give it a try - but reading while eating probably wasn't the best idea ever, and I really don't need any more books to travel with, so I'm leaving it here at Cafekat's place...

Journal Entry 13 by cafekat at Pawleys Island, South Carolina USA on Saturday, February 26, 2011
After years of fantasizing about reading this is done! My bookclub had suggested reading this some years ago and for some reason, we didn't. After having it here, I think it was probably a good idea that we did not attempt to discuss this at dinner with a group of mostly nonmedical people who tend to get "grossed out" easily.
Thanks for the opportunity to read this book, hyphen8. I have now left it in the wild to be enjoyed by someone else.

Left outside Pawleys Wine and Spirits on Hwy 17, Pawleys Island, SC

Journal Entry 14 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Pawleys Island, South Carolina USA on Sunday, October 27, 2013
I found this book on the newspaper stand outside of Pawleys Wine & Spirits. I thought one of our customers had left it there and held it in the office for a few weeks. I didn't notice the sticker on the inside cover. I have moved a few times since then, and just pulled it out to read. Just wanted to let you all know where it is now... and I will be sure to send it on its way as soon as I am done. :)

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