Title: The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Genre: Fiction / Science Fiction
First published: 2013
Edition: Paperback, published by Canongate Books in 2014
I really enjoyed my first foray into Matt Haig territory. I loved the humour, which reminded me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and I adored the storyline.
I do not read a lot of sci-fi and this is definitely sci-fi light, just the way I like it. The plot follows an alien who takes the place of a human to save the universe and it is so incredibly well done.
The novel focuses a lot on what it means to be human and how every day things are extraordinary in the eyes of an outsider. It made me look at my own world in a different way as well. It made me think about how incredible life is and how precious the world around us is. Any book that does that is pretty amazing, in my honest opinion.
Our protagonist is very likeable and his thoughts and opinions were a lot of fun to read. The short chapters made it very easy to read.
The book was not perfect. I found it too easy to put down at times, but overall I thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I would recommend it to anyone. Literally, anyone!
I will definitely read some more books by Matt Haig.
6 out of 7 stars