So I picked up this audiobook to supplement the more emotionally charged Robogenesis by Daniel H Wilson. I wasn't planning on just being seriously hooked on this book. But damn, I was! Morbid? Yeah. Extremely informative in a non boring medical way? Yeah. Funny as hell? Yeah! I know with such a dour taboo subject you'd think the author would be some mortuary talking stiff. Oh look, I made a punny! But this book actually comforted me to some extent. Both my parents are deceased. Father when I was just 11. Mother 2 years ago. And ever since my father's death I've been interested in the darker things of life. But this book really opened my eyes to how important a cadaver (a person) can be. I found the narrator to be like a very cool aunt at a funeral. The one that sits in backs and leans in to whisper how she's hungry and hopes all the old people don't die right then and there. Irreverent but not disrespectful. She displays her disgust with human sincerity. It's as if you are right there with her as she goes through the uncomfortable viewing cadavers and having to talk about them like they were pieces of art. It's a fascinating read. And I wasn't left feeling heavy hearted. I actually felt more comfortable knowing that I have left my body as a medical donor as well. I can't wait for the exciting news that I'm going to have my head cut off and have plastic surgery practiced on it. I hope I look good.