I expected SRoach had so far written 3 books. This is her first one, which is about human cadavers. The second one tells stories about spirits and afterlife. And the third one is on sex. As Roach says she's a voyeur, I really can't agree more.
I expected Stiff would focus on the usages of cadavers in modern science, I was a little disappointed after the first few chapters. When she mentioned about decapitation and head transplants, she took a sensational approach instead of a scientific manner. The chapter of cannibalism looks empty to me. I prefered to understand more about the workability of having candavers as a medical cure, as Roach claimed there's a long history in the East.
Overall, this is more likely to be a book of neophilia which dressed as a pop science writing. ....Continua