Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don?t An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and th...

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Title:Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
Author:Rose George
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Number of Pages:289 pages pages

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood Reviews

  • Natalie
    Jan 28, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

  • Claudia
    Feb 18, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

  • Dree
    Dec 15, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

  • Scott
    Nov 20, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

  • Alicia
    Mar 20, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

  • AJ Payne
    Feb 11, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

  • Bridget
    Mar 31, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

  • David
    Oct 01, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

  • Caroline
    Sep 26, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

  • Linden
    Sep 12, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

  • Ezgi ☕️
    Jan 10, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 24, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

  • Rob Adey
    Nov 22, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

  • Rita Ciresi
    Dec 23, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

  • Chris
    Jan 23, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    An excellent read full of non-apocryphal trivia (I generally Google the more outlandish stuff, and it was overall validated here). At least for me, the idea of donating blood and using blood in hospitals is so normalized I hadn't thought about it. There's a lot about the business and s...

    Rose George is becoming one of my favorite writers. If you hated her others books, you will probably not like this one, but if you loved her previous books as I did, then you will love this one. This book is not exactly about the science of blood although that comes into it. It is a se...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

  • Hope
    Apr 29, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

  • P D
    Apr 11, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    An excellent read full of non-apocryphal trivia (I generally Google the more outlandish stuff, and it was overall validated here). At least for me, the idea of donating blood and using blood in hospitals is so normalized I hadn't thought about it. There's a lot about the business and s...

  • Casey Wheeler
    Oct 06, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

  • Jan
    Sep 07, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 23, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

  • Kate Vane
    Oct 25, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

  • William Schram
    Apr 26, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

  • Sarah
    Mar 13, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

  • Angie
    Dec 25, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

  • Judith
    Dec 19, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    An excellent read full of non-apocryphal trivia (I generally Google the more outlandish stuff, and it was overall validated here). At least for me, the idea of donating blood and using blood in hospitals is so normalized I hadn't thought about it. There's a lot about the business and s...

    Rose George is becoming one of my favorite writers. If you hated her others books, you will probably not like this one, but if you loved her previous books as I did, then you will love this one. This book is not exactly about the science of blood although that comes into it. It is a se...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

  • Linda Gaines
    Mar 30, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    An excellent read full of non-apocryphal trivia (I generally Google the more outlandish stuff, and it was overall validated here). At least for me, the idea of donating blood and using blood in hospitals is so normalized I hadn't thought about it. There's a lot about the business and s...

    Rose George is becoming one of my favorite writers. If you hated her others books, you will probably not like this one, but if you loved her previous books as I did, then you will love this one. This book is not exactly about the science of blood although that comes into it. It is a se...

  • Stuart
    Nov 13, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

  • Lane
    Aug 12, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

  • Amy Jo
    Mar 12, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    Picked it up from the library on a whim. Found it very informative and fascinating, at times. In some sections, it was a bit dry even when the author tried to smooth it over with engaging writing. Some bits were drier than a Although I appreciated the depth of research and note...

  • C.E. Murray
    Feb 12, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    George does a lot within the book. The chapters are essentially mini-books related to topics on blood but don't move with an overarching flow that I would have appreciated. In my reading, I would have preferred a shorter "history" of blood that touches on these topics without going as ...

    I did not expect to like this book so much, but I ended up binge-reading it in that most inhospitable of environments: an AIRPLANE. I was travel-weary and vaguely travel-annoyed and physically uncomfortable and yet I could not put this book down. Bravo. Here's a sentence that really en...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Book Challenge Category: A Book You Meant to Read in 2019 An interesting book, covering a wide-range of topics. Well-written and engaging-- although, perhaps a bit too diverse of topics to hold the interest of a wide audience. Overall- fascinating! ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is the organization of topics, ranging from leeches in the medical field, hemophilia, HIV and AIDS, and menstruation in a global context, to name a few. ...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    Blood is a valuable resource, but people have a complicated relationship with it. While it gives life and is related to health, many people find it repulsive once it is outside the body. In Nine Pints author Rose George discusses blood in all of its forms along with the mysteries and m...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...