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on 14 July 1999
I read books on Forensic Anthropology in order to learn about the field, methods and issues. I find that the books are far easier to read and enjoy if the author shows compassion, sensitivity and a sense of humour. However, I still expect to learn about the field, in this case I learnt very little. I can see how if you were acquainted with Mary Manheim , then the book would have increased appeal, but with hindsight I would not have bought it. I found that the chapters, on average about 4-5 pages long, were simply too short. If Mary had used the space to their fullest potential, then I may have been more lenient. However, when she started to ramble on about her memories, I became disapponted. I am happy to read about a persons memories and recollections but these just did not add anything to the stories. I did find myself flicking back on several occasions to see if I'd missed something. I even asked my other half to read a chapter to see if he could pick up on anything I'd missed, to no avail. It really depends on what you want the book for. If you would like a descriptive account of Forensic Anthropology and its value to society, the authorities and grieving families then I would not recommend this book. I do not necessarily want all the gory details but I would like to know what input and influence the anthropologist had on the outcome of a case or project. Mary states that she sees herself as a story teller but I feel that there are gaps in the stories large enough create a disjointed irrelevant set of memoirs. ...
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