All That Remains: A Life in Death

All That Remains: A Life in Death

Sue Black confronts death every day. As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All that Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key c Sue Black confronts death every day. As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in ...

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Title:All That Remains: A Life in Death
Author:Sue Black
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Number of Pages:368 pages pages

All That Remains: A Life in Death Reviews

  • Ana
    May 03, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

  • Ger
    Apr 23, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

  • Anna Elliott
    May 02, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

  • Nicki Markus
    Apr 25, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

  • Sara
    Apr 21, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

  • Petra CigareX
    Dec 10, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

  • Jo
    Aug 31, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

  • Jessica
    Jan 26, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

  • Julie
    Jul 05, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

  • Rebecca
    Aug 19, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

  • Lindis
    Jan 19, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

  • Tina (KillMonotony)
    Oct 22, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

    Ein großartiges Kompendium für alle, die sich für das wohl größte Mysterium des Lebens interessieren. In der Herbstvorschau des Dumont Verlags lachte mich dieses Buch sofort an. Dies ist nun eine Weile her, denn ich habe ?Alles was bleibt? von Sue Black eine ganze Weile mit...

  • Laura
    Feb 08, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 18, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

  • Nigel
    Apr 23, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

  • Sharon
    May 02, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

  • Laura
    Jan 02, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

  • Buchdoktor
    Sep 02, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

  • K.J. Charles
    Nov 25, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

  • Emma
    Apr 21, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

  • Ellen
    Aug 15, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

  • Clarissa Marley
    Jul 29, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

  • Luca
    May 17, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

  • andrea rae
    Apr 22, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

  • Alice Mc
    May 18, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

  • Ruthy lavin
    Feb 20, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

  • Helen Felgate
    May 29, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...

    Sue Black is a hero. This book is so interesting and thought-provoking and human. ...

    Read in DTB and actually finished, which is high praise. Liked tone, format - beautiful and thought-provoking. ...

    Amazing memoir by a giant in her field. Some of the cases she's worked on will stay with me forever. Highly recommended by anyone interested in the human body and in forensic science. ...

    Brilliant Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. Death shouldn't be feared and Prof. Black shows us why. Beautifully written with compassion, respect, and at times humour. Incredibly interesting, a book that should be read and discussed by everyone. ...

    More scientific information than memoir but still a good read. ...

    A fascinating study of the many aspects of death in her work and life by Susan Black the forensic anthropologist. The chapter on her personal experiences of death really resonated with my own but the whole book was absolutely fascinating and a surprising page turner with many laugh out...

  • Kate Yates
    Feb 21, 2019

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

  • Babs Green
    Jun 21, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

  • Heather
    Oct 16, 2018

    I've read over 100 pages. I've learned all about the author's teenage years working as a Saturday girl in a butcher's shop, about her grandfather's death and her uncle Willie's. And I am bored. Worse, I am totally irritated by the extreme and extended characterisation of death as 'She'...

    A few years ago I saw that Desert Island Discs was interviewing Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Pathology at the University of Dundee... I read a lot of crime fiction, I've watched Bones and Silent Witness, I knew this was definitely going to be my cup of tea. [I urge you ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I?m (yet again) finding it difficult to organise my thoughts surrounding this book. It?s an intense, sometimes clinical, portrayal of death in a very pragmatic and scientific way. It?s equal parts cold and witho...

    Reading memoirs by people I have never heard of before is something I very much enjoy. The thought that each and every human being on this planet is leading their own life which is unique and distinct from all others is an unfathomable idea and yet so fascinating. This particular m...

    Briefly - fascinating, powerful and very well written. Without question this will be one of my best books of the year. In full Sue Black (Professor) is probably the country's leading expert in forensic anthropology. In this book she looks at her life in death. This is in part biogr...

    I'm not as blown away as many by this book. The accounts of anatomy and what happens after death are fascinating, and it's an interesting light on how to cope with a job that many people would find horrifying, but it's written in a very chatty way as many of these are--as if transcribe...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com All That Remains is an interesting, frank look at death, how this natural but much-feared process is treated by society, and her work as a forensic anthropologist spanning 30 years. I have to say, I never properly thought about the difference bet...

    This woman is an absolute inspiration! If you have no aspirations to forensics or anthropology, or indeed anatomy, it matters not - Dame Sue Black is an inspirational person to all. Driven, ambitious, remarkably stoical, and a wonderful writer, this is a brilliant account and brief i...

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly abo...

    Sue Blacks Rückblick auf ihre Karriere als Anatomin und forensische Anthropologin ist stark von ihrer Herkunft aus einer Familie geprägt, in der niemand ein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt. Die Art, in der ihre eigene Familie mit dem Tod umgeht, hat prägenden Einfluss auf sie. Als 12-Jähr...

    Black, a world-leading forensic anthropologist, was part of the war crimes investigation in Kosovo and the recovery effort in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami. She is frequently called into trials to give evidence, has advised the U.K. government on disaster preparedness, and is a co-au...

    An intriguing, often heartbreaking look at the fascinating work of forensic anthropology. As someone thoroughly interested in true crime, I can?t say I have ever given much thought to this area of the investigative process. This book taught me a lot and gave me a new found respect fo...

    Fascinating, passionate, and refreshingly frank, Dr. Sue Black?s respect for the dead and complete dedication to her subject is palpable. At once sobering, bittersweet, funny, and thought-provoking, All That Remains dissects a life and career as a world leader in forensic anthropo...

    I absolutely loved this book which I found by accident while shelving books at work. I have just finished a very short online introductory course to forensic facial reconstruction and this has reawakened my interest in old bones and anthropology. This book, although on the whole has ha...

    Professor Dame Sue Black is one of the UK's foremost forensic anthropologists. In this book she recounts personal and professional stories that detail her life dealing with death. Absolutely fascinating. ...

    An interesting read but not quite what I expected (hence the 3*). I was expecting a more philosophical tome about how as a society we avoid conversations about death. Of course if I?d researched it properly before choosing to read it I would have known that! There?s loads of detail...

    All That Remains was a truly fascinating read. Death is something that is always on my mind. Coupled with old age, it terrifies me, which is probably why I love vampires so much; I'd jump at the chance to stay young and live forever. Anyhow, that preoccupation with death is what made m...

    I was very excited to read this book given that I studied an MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Sue Black is very, very well known in the field. It did not disappoint! It is very witty and written in a way that really engages you with the field of Forensic Anthropology, without going i...

    A confession... I am a new screaming fangirl of Dame Sue Black. I attended an event in Dundee where she spoke about this book, which is both a memoir of her real life experiences and her own reflections on living and dying. She was awesome , and what a role model. As one of the UK's...

    What a great read - I felt sad when it ended, and could have carried on for many more chapters, as I am sure the author has had to edit down many of the stories that she carries around her. Sue Black is the Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at Dundee University and she tal...

    This is not a book I would normally read and I think I initially put it on Goodreads because I thought it was about death generally (obviously) but not about Black's career as such. I am so glad that my preconceptions were incorrect because Black is one fascinating and wonderful lady, ...

    Sue Black first came to my attention when I saw her on television. She presents as an exciting person to watch and listen to so when I saw this book I had no hesitation about reading it despite its potentially macabre and depressing topic, which in Sue's hands it definitely is not. ...

    Truly one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. ...