Sapiens: A brief history of human kind & Homo Deus; A brief history of tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Genre: Non Fiction, History, Science, Anthropology, Philosophy
“I was here”… Isn’t that what we all want to say? Leave our mark on this world, isn’t that what we all want to do?
Sapiens and Homo Deus are both marvelous books that teach and tell stories of who we were, who we are and who we wish to be. I can’t separate the two, I like them both equally.
The books are full of interesting facts and stories, thought provoking arguments and insights to look further into or take inspiration from.
I think I started in the wrong end and read Homo Deus before Sapiens, but it didn’t really matter. I recommend both, it is simply impossible to not find these books interesting and filling in some way.
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Are the books complete? Of course not, you cannot fit our entire history or future into one or two books alone, but I like the parts Harari picked out and shone a light on.
Now, while I don’t aim for having a pile of books to read at once, a palette cleanser can be necessary with these two. It can get a little heavy and factual, it’s over a thousand pages of facts, so, no wonder. The chapters are quite long, so I would almost recommend having an lighter book to swing with. If you’re the kind that might get stuck, bored or overwhelmed by these types of books. They really are worth getting through, even if you spend some time getting through them.
And if you’re the binger that devours this stuff, well you’re in luck! Feast yourself on these two, it rarely gets better than this!