The Humans, by Matt Haig

by stephenpalmersf

Not the greatest work I’ve ever read, though not entirely awful. The novel relies on the tried-and-tested formula of presenting human behaviour from an outside perspective, then requesting that we deem that behaviour odd, crazy, weird, irrational etc, and therefore funny. Douglas Adams did this much, much better. I didn’t buy the family strife plot either, which seemed unrealistic to the point of melodrama. The maths bit is hard to get a grip on. Simply not a book for me, I’m afraid.