“An unusual coffee-table book…You may be surprised by how much fun it is to pore through the book's lavish artwork of skulls, cadavers and fanciful imaginings of the afterlife. The writings cover spiritual and symbolic aspects of death [and] some essays delve into scientific history, such as miniature crime scenes used in forensic science and the history of cadavers in the study of anatomy.”
- Science News
About the Author
Joanna Ebenstein is the author of The Anatomical Venus and cofounder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York.
Will Self is the acclaimed author of several novels, short story collections, and novellas. His books include Umbrella, Great Apes, and Phone.