Being in the medical field, the book had my interest piqued. The book started off decent but after a few chapters it fizzled out and got downright boring. Who cares about specific names in the past and their role in the underground remains department? Get to the good stuff! I felt this book repeated itself so many times, it could have been half its size and lost no information. This is definitely an interesting topic, too bad the author couldn't deliver without boring a reader to "tears". (and you thought I was going to say death) *grin*
This is a fascinatingly disturbing book that examines the underground brokering of human remains and cadavers. There are people out there making profits off of bodies that loved ones think were cremated or donated for scientific purposes. This book was rather graphic, and probably not meant for those that are squeamish or are extra-sensitive to topics involving death.
This book reminds me a lot of The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks - which I loved - in its method of giving a lot of fact, but in a pure story lead fashion.
It takes the disgusting process of brokering human body parts and weaves a really good non-fiction story. It reveals how this business has prospered from the grave robbers of the 1800's right up to the current problems as late as 2006. This book will make you look twice at the funeral, creamation, death process. Beware! 4 stars