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Unnatural Causes, by Richard Shepherd

its_a_novel_idea's review against another edition

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3.0

Although some aspects of this book are very interesting I found it overall, boring. There aren’t as many interesting cases as I thought and I felt some were just dragged out over too many pages. Glad I read it but not something I would be itching to read again

bandreea's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

dianais's review against another edition

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5.0

Brilliant, I loved it.

tonibaloni's review against another edition

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dark informative inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

clss97's review against another edition

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5.0

There are books we read that are formative even outside of our formative years but they are rare to find. I can guarantee that for the majority of readers, this will be one of those such encounters that will not only open your eyes but provide you with the form of education usually only acquired through years of experience. Richard Shepherd discusses not only his many years of experience as a forensic pathologist but also how the world is changing and how we are more than ever in need of empathy as disaster seems to become more and more common. Equally so I am happy that this excellent writer was able to use memoir as therapy to deal with the PTSD that such difficult careers can lead to and am grateful for the opportunity to learn so much about that which is usually taboo or kept silent. One of the best memoirs of any time period that I have ever read - only wish I could have read it sooner to write my undergraduate dissertation on it!

cella_cr's review against another edition

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emotional sad tense slow-paced

4.0

rosava's review against another edition

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5.0

Доктор Річард Шеперд — відомий британський судмедексперт, який впродовж сорока років практики здійснив більше двадцяти тисяч розтинів і брав участь у досить гучних справах, таких як загибель принцеси Діани, бійня в Ганґенфорді та терористична атака 11 вересня 2001-го в Нью-Йорку. Ця книжка — його автобіографія, згадки про розтини, які вплинули на його професійну кар’єру, та роздуми про поєднання робочого і особистого.

Книжка має відповісти на питання: що відбувається із трупом із моменту смерті і до самого поховання?

У британському морзі працівники збираються випити не горілки і не пива, а... чаю.

Судмедексперт має доносити лише правдиві факти. Але він має бути обережний із формулюваннями: кожне слово може бути інакше інтерпретовано на суді. Правда — річ доволі нестійка.

Одна смерть — жити можна. А що робити у випадку, коли відбувається масова катастрофа із десятками смертей?

Як на мене, "Неприродні випадки" — краще від будь-якого детективу. Чи читати? Абсолютно так.

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theinkdrinker's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced

4.0

jenyang's review against another edition

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3.0

Richard shepherd definitely lived some interesting experiences and I learnt quite a few things about humans and death whilst reading it. It is a little heavy to read all in one go.

hannahbuckley's review against another edition

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informative medium-paced

4.25