“I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist”
‘Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus’ Guardian
THERE’S NO PLANET LIKE HOME
After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where he was found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin 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 an alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, (and he’s a dog).
Who is he really? And what could make someone change their mind about the human race?
“Matt Haig’s hilarious novel puts our species on the spot”
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“A wonderfully funny, gripping and inventive novel. Like Kurt Vonnegut and Audrey Niffenegger, Haig uses the tropes of science fiction to explore and satirise concepts of free will, love, marriage, logic, immortality and mercy with elegance and poignancy”
“Great idea, great plot and superb comedy, especially from the alien’s puzzled analyses of primitive human ways”
“Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus”
“A novel with an enormous heart, infused with a sense of gratitude for everything that makes us who we are”
Matt Haig has written a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. This includes the novels The Humans, How to Stop Time and The Midnight Library, several children’s books and most recently the self-help book The Comfort Book.
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