The Humans - Matt Haig - Review

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog.

What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race. . . ?

I've come to realise I am either really easily pleased or just on a really good streak with choosing books at the moment. This is another book that I have recommended to anyone who has mentioned reading to me the last few weeks. I bought it on a whim and didn't really think I was going to enjoy it. For one it had a dog on the cover and I am the most indifferent person when it comes to dogs and after reading the blurb back once it was delivered I thought I had made a mistake in buying it. The thing that really swayed it for me was the review on the front by Joanne Harris, I am so glad I let it, I loved The Curious Incident, and she was right.

There were some parts I felt were a little silly, but with a book about aliens anything goes, right?! The story itself was very thought provoking, making you look at human life in a whole new light, and I really didn't mind the dog. Haig's writing was very funny and honest and I will definitely be on the look out for more of his books.

What are you reading at the moment?

Abi xo

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