Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Book Review: The Humans, by Matt Haig


The Humans is the story of a nameless alien who takes over the body of Andrew Martin, a Cambridge Professor - initially with the intention of destroying evidence that would provide information that the aliens don't think the humans are ready to handle. Throughout the book, the alien gains a greater understanding of what it means to be human and shares his story and his thoughts throughout the account.

I've told you far more in the above paragraph than I got from the blurb on the back, and in this case I honestly do think that this is a problem. When I picked up the book I was expecting a completely different story, and though I don't think the above description is a bad one, or even that the blurb is a bad one, it's not what I was expecting. I would still have read this book with the above description, but I'd have started it at a much different time and I wouldn't have been as disappointed with the way the story went!

That being said - I did enjoy this book, it's just not the one I expected to read. It's an interesting tale, and I don't normally read this sort of book so it was good for me to go outside of my comfort zone with it. It's an easy read, and a little bit predictable, but it's good fun all the same. Despite the subject matter it's not massively sci-fi or anything along those lines so don't be put off if you don't like those sort of books.

If you'd like to give this book a go, you can get it through amazon here!

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