Spook

Spook : Science Tackles the Afterlife

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Description

"What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that-the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 20mm | 248g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393329127
  • 9780393329124
  • 72,437

Review quote

"The general reader's ideal emissary to the arcana of serious science. . . . Roach's writing has what science has so far failed to find: a divine spark." -- Malcolm Jones - Newsweek "Dependably witty, especially when it ventures far into the ether. . . . [Roach] makes a clever investigator and a thoroughly entertaining, if skeptical, tour guide." -- Janet Maslin - New York Times "Investigative reporting has no lighter, more irreverent spirit than Mary Roach. . . . Spook is enormous fun." -- David A Walton - Pittsburgh Union-Tribune "Surreal, fascinating, at times absurd and always hilarious, Mary Roach may not reveal the street address of our final destination, but in Spook she makes it sound less like a morgue and more like a comedy club." -- Vince Darcangelo - Boulder Weekly "Reading Spook is like attending a lecture by a professor who is equal parts Groucho Marx and Stephen Jay Gould, both enlightening and entertaining." -- Dorman T. Schindler - Sunday Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News
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About Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of seven best-selling works of nonfiction, including Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
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36,708 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (12,223)
3 32% (11,641)
2 10% (3,818)
1 3% (1,174)
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