So, this week’s post will be short, I’m sure that once a week for these series will be doable. However, some weeks may have less content than others because I can’t read every book I talk about in a week!
In addition to last week’s books, I have started reading Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens’, which after getting through the first 40 odd pages I have to say this book is fantastic. Whilst it is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a very dry, cynical look at mankind’s rather short and questionable history. Warning to all religious folk, whilst this book is obviously focused on biological evolution and scientific history (as far as I’ve read), there are some quite crude remarks about religion. Whilst the author is just making a point when these religious segments come up, I can see how these could be taken as offensive, especially in a section that links part of old French Christianity to the phrase ‘hocus pocus’ to relay a point.
However, if you have an open mind and want to learn more than your average joe knows about the history of our race, in a less sat-in-history-class way, this book is well worth a read.
This is much shorter than I’d like, but as I said, if this is going to be weekly I’m probably going to have to discuss the books I’m currently reading each week rather than having a new book every single week!