I wanted to like this book. I thought a book about the science of the afterlife would be interesting or have some really fascinating ideas in it. I was wrong.
Ms. Roach is too judgemental in some of the sections, especially the beginning half of the book. She continually inserts her opinion and you can almost hear her rolling her eyes during these sections of the book. I am fine if she doesn't believe in things like reincarnation, but please, at least try to be a little respectful when writing about someone who believes they are a reincarnation of someone. The entire first part of the book felt sleazy, like she was not only rolling her eyes but she was making fun of these people right in front of their faces, and behind their backs. I get it, maybe there was no way to prove things scientifically, but don't be a jerk about your opinions.
I'm not even talking about political correctness here, but with some of Ms. Roach's opinions inserted, this also doesn't seem very scientific. This makes some of her observations feel a little childish. I wanted more of an unbiased books, with facts telling me yes or no, the afterlife could be possible. I think maybe Ms. Roach is better with real ideas rather than abstract ideas like the afterlife. As stated earlier, her novel Stiff was very interesting.
I can't recommend this book for anyone. I wish I had not read it myself. So, onto the next big and amazing thing.