Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sapiens is a very entertaining read. It presents the history of humankind in its integrity and search to make sense out of it all.

It’s a well researched and well written book, but by choosing to present a specific theory on how cultures and human groups evolve and interact, it gives to its narration of history the aspect of an ultimate truth. I was slightly put off by this aspect of the book. I found it interesting that Jared Diamond’s praise was on the cover of my copy of the book, as similar critics have been made of his book “Guns, Germs and Steel”.

I still think that Harari’s book is worth reading as it raises good questions and gives a good introduction to history in a book that is easy and enjoyable to read.

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