Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

First of all, I’d say that this book should be read by the open minded, by those who can accept certain views and theories about us that not everyone can stomach. From sexuality to economics to religion and almost everything in between, Sapiens is the kind of book that challenges your beliefs about what it means to be human.

It is a refreshing read. It is quite interesting. And it is well worth a try.

Of course, like I previously said, there are parts in this book that you’ll wish wouldn’t be true. That the society we built for ourselves is far from perfect, far from ideal, and that we are still to understand who we were and how we ended up being who we are now.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

  1. I must check this book out. I currently have on loan from my local library another book by the same author called “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow”. If this proves interesting I will definitely try to find “Sapiens”.

  2. Sounds like an interesting book, I might have to look into it. Although to be honest I can’t really read a nonfiction book from cover to back. I have to read them in sections.

    I like the Clan of the Cave Bears so I think it would be cool to see just how different people might have been from each other back then.

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