I came across this book recently when I was reading gates’ 2016 book recommendation on his site. I love reading books but somehow the habit has been left behind. I do a lot of online reading and on my Kindle, but none of them are as satisfying as holding the book in hand and turning the pages while the eyes glued to the book. After I read Gates’ review on this book, I wanted to give this one a try.
I started the book immediately it arrived, just on time for the holidays. I still remember my excitement reading first few pages. If you are like me who always questioned our existence and our evolution and where it all started?, you will definitely love this book. This book is a big picture overview of humankind evolution from one of the animal species’ (hunters) to The humankind who live with assumption that we are dominant over all other species.
Harari, the author did a great job of connecting all the events and revolutions that happened in history, explaining it as journey that led to the very modern world we live in. By doing so, he made it easy for the readers so they dont have to walk through the aisles of the libraries and read every history book to just comprehend the overview on the humankind evolution. I am pleased by his approach on cognitive revolution, scientific revolution and shocked by him calling Agriculture revolution “a fraud in the history”. I dont want to spoil the curiosity by spilling out all the details.
The book is intriguing, engaging and easy to read although there are 412 pages and it took more time for me than any book. There were so many moments while reading the book, I looked away from the book, broaden my eyes and exclaimed “that is exactly what I thought”. I enjoyed every page of this book and found it more convincing even though there were some disagreements with author’s perspective.
I am glad I picked up this book to resume my reading habit. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read. This book is definitely a food for thought and right pick for people who are thirsty for knowledge.
If you have any goodread recommendations, I would love to know. Please let me know in the comments section below
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