Sapiens to Deus
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Yuval Noah Harari first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011, and in English in 2014.
My husband bought this book and I just had a little sneak peak at the store. But wtf! its absolutely brilliant, I wasn't able to let go of the book so I insisted i'd get to read it before him. I got hooked!
First and foremost the writing is so well done, just unforgettably vivid and its such an easy read too! The subject is portrayed in the most interesting way possible. I never thought i'd ever read a book on this subject, a history of mankind, nah not for me. I'd rather choose interesting fiction, spell-binding character studies or captivating drama rather than hundreds of pages about the history of sapiens. The subject has never ever interested me. But I swear you'll want to keep on reading and you're not going to be able to just let go of it. I'm now a huge fan! It's filled with knowledge on mankind, what makes us human and how humankind came to rule the planet in an incredibly entertaining and the most fascinating way.
After reading Sapiens, All I want to do is talk about its topic, the interesting theories and studies and i'm afraid Erlendur has gotten incredibly annoyed at every sentence that starts with, oh yeah like in Sapiens...
So what's the solution? Start reading the sequel ! Homo Deus: A brief history of Tomorrow, where Harari examines humanity's future, offering a vision of tomorrow that seems incomprehensible but soon looks undeniable. "Humanity will lose not only its dominance, but it's very meaning."
Just so you can get a taste of the true gems of studies these books cover, here's one statement from Homo Deus that interests me to the gut and I can't wait to read through the theories that support it. "They way humans have treated animals is a good indicator on how upgraded humans will treat us." yikes... let's start reading and enjoy diving into the history of tomorrow!