Since I've been talking about doing a non-fiction book - I wanted to mention Mary Roach.
Her two books that are out right now are amazing. Anybody that likes dark yet funny needs to check these out.
[B]Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers [/B]is her first book. It's about everything that can or does happen to your physical body after you die. And it's funny - which is sort of weird but she makes it work.
In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries—from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
The next book she has is called [B]Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife[/B]. And the title is pretty self explanitory. She investigates everything from ghost and communicating with them to trying to find the soul.
Now she has a new book coming out. I didn't even now this until earlier today. Amazon hasn't posted a release date for it yet or a description for that matter. But if it's anything like her others - it will be one to watch out for.
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/Bonk-Curious-Coupling-Science-Sex/dp/0393064646/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/002-1192476-2152855?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195006055&sr=8-2]Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex[/URL]
Anybody else here enjoy her work?
Anybody want to add anything?