So I’ve had this book for about a year now, but never started it. I’ve read some really great reviews, and figured it would be pretty interesting, so when I realized I finished all of the books I bought this week, I decided to dig this out and give it a try.
…I’m only 78 pages in, and I don’t know if I can make it all the way through (actually, I know I will…but it’ll be interesting).
I’ve already read about heads being cut off so plastic surgeons can practice rhinoplasties and face lifts. I’ve read about how bodies decompose if they’re left out in nature and un-embalmed. I’ve read very detailed accounts on the unique aroma that decomposition brings. And the bugs. omg the bugs. Circle of life, eh Simba?
I’ve read very thorough accounts of the embalming and mortuary process (how they get the eyelids to keep their “natural” shape, how they keep the mouth closed, the various bodily fluids that you would come across as you clean a body)
…yea…I can’t even deal with how nauseating this book is. I totally didn’t think I would have this reaction. I had heard that it talks about how some bodies are thrown out of airplanes for research purposes…I thought that sounded quirky and interesting. I had NO idea I would be getting such thorough information on fluids/bloat/grave-robbing/etc etc etc.
traumatized for life.
and yet I continue reading.