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Amazing beyond words
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
There are books we read that we enjoy immensely at the moment, but their memory fades, sometimes much faster than we would have predicted. Then there are others that literally leave their mark upon us, on our minds ... sometimes, if we’re especially lucky, upon our very souls.
I’m happy to report that The Humans was of this latter sort. The premise is fairly simple, at least when put into words here: An important math theorem is proved by a math professor, and an alien is immediately sent to Earth to kill off the guy and anyone else that may have been told of his discovery. Humans, it is asserted, are not at all prepared for the widespread changes which his proof would usher in for our civilization.
There were many times during the reading of this book where I laughed out loud. I don’t find myself laughing this much when reading most of the books I devour. But there were also important, pivotal moments throughout where I found myself sobbing.
This book is so full of wisdom, of a brilliant sort of assessment of our species, an assessment accomplished with such expertise that it was almost as if an alien truly was its author. The book MOVED ME, and in more ways than I’ve likely realized so soon upon completing it. It is one that will remain close to my heart for a long, long time. Of this, I am certain.