Absolutely wonderful

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach

A brilliant book. Reading it is like hanging out with a very morbid and witty friend. It covers everything you might want to know about corpses including decomposition, how they are used to advance science, investigate aeroplane crashes, improve car and machinery safety, and test weapons; the history of body snatching, modern cannibalism, and the attempted recreation of the Turin shroud.

Of course it won't be for everyone, but I lapped it up.