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Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 5 years ago
9/3 - Reading this, I feel like this it's the true story of Kay Scarpetta, for the new century. I like Melinek's voice and style of writing and her irreverent way of looking at death. I can see the irony and humour in some of the causes of death that she sees (although, not when contemplating my own...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 5 years ago
If you're easily grossed out or horrified, this is not the book for you. Melinek explores 2 years of a job working as a medical examiner in NYC, when 9/11 happened and after. She breaks up the book into types of death: poison, murder, disaster, etc. Her descriptions are humane and clear, she is obvi...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 5 years ago
If you're easily grossed out or horrified, this is not the book for you. Melinek explores 2 years of a job working as a medical examiner in NYC, when 9/11 happened and after. She breaks up the book into types of death: poison, murder, disaster, etc. Her descriptions are humane and clear, she is obvi...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 5 years ago
If you're easily grossed out or horrified, this is not the book for you. Melinek explores 2 years of a job working as a medical examiner in NYC, when 9/11 happened and after. She breaks up the book into types of death: poison, murder, disaster, etc. Her descriptions are humane and clear, she is obvi...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 5 years ago
When I was asked the ubiquitous question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” as a child, I typically answered “A Doctor”. Sometime around the end of high school/beginning of college, I had an epiphany and decided I didn’t really have the temperament to be a physician and went elsewhere with ...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it 5 years ago
Featured on my 2014 favourites list!Actual Rating 4.5I like reading a wide variety of books. Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, young adult, biographies, science, history... You name it!But there’s no denying that some are a lot easier to read than others. While I love reading about people’s lives and absorb...
grapeapril75
grapeapril75 rated it 5 years ago
I don't do a lot of non-fiction books, but I might do more if they were like this book. This is a biography of a Forensic Pathologist going through her work and home life. I love shows like CSI and Bones, so I figured this would be a delight. It has more grit on it than most of those shows, definite...
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader rated it 6 years ago
Be careful what you ask for. A few weeks ago I reviewed Andrew Meredith’s THE REMOVERS. In it, I asked for “more dead bodies.” I even taunted them in my blog post with GIF images of bloody cadavers and an exploding whale. Well, Scribner listened and delivered. Let’s set this up a bit more: on one ...
The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it 6 years ago
Working Stiff is a memoir of Dr. Judy Melinek's two year period as a forensic pathology fellow at the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and is undoubtedly the best book I've read so far this year. I have always been a fan of medical/crime dramas, both fiction and reality, and had p...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
One of the questions Dr. Judy Melinek hears is some variation on "How can you do this job?" Since 2001, Melinek has been working as a forensic pathologist. Her job is to determine cause of death—homicide, accident, suicide, natural causes, medical complications, or undetermined. Her memoir, co-writt...
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