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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife
Author: Mary Roach
"Equal parts Groucho Marx and Stephen Jay Gould, both enlightening and entertaining."—Sunday Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News — The best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and t...  more
ISBN-13: 9780393329124
ISBN-10: 0393329127
Publication Date: 10/2/2006
Pages: 320
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3.6 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Mary Roach, also the author of Stiff (the lives of human cadavers) is an investigative journalist with a large funnybone that will keep you turning the pages. Spook gives an overview of society's various theories and experiments related to the afterlife, mediums, ghosts, psychoacoustics,near-death experiences, etc. Facsinating!
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This book had a lot of potential, but it fell a bit short of meeting my high expectations. Some chapters were really interesting, and I truly loved the author's subtle touches of humor. But other chapters just dragggged. Overall, it's an interesting read, but you might want to prepare yourself to skim through (or even skip) a few of the sections.
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Funny in some places, a tad boring in some places, but over all, a good read. I found the chapter on ectoplasm more than just a little interesting and more than a little bit gross.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Roach turns her patented cock-eyed view to the subject of the afterlife -- does it exist? How have humans attempted to deal with the question? Can we ever really know? Not surprisingly, she doesn't come up with a definitive answer, but the trip, as always, is entertaining.
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I love Mary Roach! She's a hilarious writer and asks all of the questions you want to ask but may not feel comfortable doing so. Fun reads!
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this is fabulous reading.

mary roach is funny, well-researched and interesting in the way she presents her topics.

her other books ease the addiction developed after just reading one.

enjoy.


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