#TheHumans: We may be odd, but we make a great story!

The Humans
The Humans by Matt Haig

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

Humans. We are odd, aren’t we?

At the very least, we make a good story.

A math professor at Cambridge has proved the Riemann Hypothesis (Google it!), which turns out is the key to setting humans on the fast track…except that an alien race decided we’re not worthy. So they kill the professor on the night of his discovery, replace him with an alien replica, and task him with going Terminator one everyone who might know about the discovery.

Of course, as any visiting alien with preconceived ideas eventually learns…there’s hope for the Human Race after all.

This is a sweet story of learning about love, family, and what it means to be Human.

There was a whole lot of philosophy in there, and it got old. I would have rather had more story and less philosophy. I guess I’m just not smart enough to go that deep.

Watch out for one character’s proficiency in using 4 letter words, and be advised that teen suicide is significant subplot.

Best for discerning 16-year-olds and up.

Happy Reading!

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