In Fuzz, Mary Roach takes readers on a tour of the strange and often startling world of scientific investigation into the paranormal. She introduces us to researchers who study topics such as out-of-body experiences, hauntings, psychokinesis, and more. Along the way she highlights just how difficult it is to apply science to these elusive phenomena–and offers insights into why we want to believe in them anyway.
For who is this book for ?
Fuzz is for readers who want to know more about the scientific study of paranormal activity. Mary Roach provides a comprehensive overview of this field, introducing us to researchers who investigate phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, hauntings, and psychokinesis. She highlights the challenges involved in studying these elusive phenomena and offers insights into why we are drawn to believe in them.
- Compelling look at the science of the paranormal
- Engaging writing style makes for an enjoyable read
- Fascinating insights into why people are drawn to supernatural phenomena
- It’s dry
- It skimps on the research
- The author is smug
Learn more about the author
Mary Roach is the author of five books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Oakland, California.
“A hysterically funny and informative look at the science of the paranormal.”
“Mary Roach is one of my favorite science writers. . . I always learn something new and interesting when reading her books.”
“A spooky, entertaining read. Mary Roach is a gifted science writer whose books are as insightful as they are funny.”
“If you’re at all interested in the unexplained, you’ll love Mary Roach’s book about it. Fuzz is full of anecdotes and interviews with researchers who study everything from out-of-body experiences to psychokinesis.”