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Summary

There's no place like home. Or is there? 

After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst an alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog.

Who is he really? And what could make someone change their mind about the human race?

©2020 Matt Haig (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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Funny, sad, beautiful, uplifting

Just excellent! Especially for those struggling with their faith in humanity. A much needed tale recognizing the ugliness and terrible things of humanity but then leading the reader/listener to find astounding beauty shining through the cracks of human fallibility and mortality.

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Beautiful

Adore this makes one contemplate what it IS to be human . Warm, funny , thought provoking x

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simply wonderful

Really clever and thought provoking, I'm making my way through all of Matt Haigs books now and none of them disappoint! thoroughly recommend

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Hallmark wisdom dressed as fiction

Cliche ridden inanity ameliorated by the occasional burst of good writing and a snappy turn of phrase. Had to skip huge portions of Hallmark card level wisdom to get through this. Even the great narrator could not save this.

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Poignant

If I have to describe this book in just one word, it would be "poignant".

It's funny, sad, endearing, enlightening and thoroughly British.

The narrator's performance was also phenomenal. I really enjoyed it. I wish only that it was longer.

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Loved it!

Loved it! Started out as a nerdy sci-fi giggle reminiscent of hitchhikers guide, but turned into something more sensitive an genuinely touching. Choked me up towards the end