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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date August 12, 2014
Pages 282
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476730592
ISBN-10 1476730598
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly).

When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal.

He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410464194 Book cover for 9781476727912
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 25, 2013)
9781410464194 | details & prices | 459 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $31.99
from Simon & Schuster (July 2, 2013)
9781476727912 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Book by Haig, Matt
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Simon & Schuster (August 12, 2014)
9781476730592 | details & prices | 282 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly).
from Simon & Schuster (July 2, 2013); titled "Humans"
9781476737850 | details & prices | List price $16.00
About: Paperback.

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