|11-06-2021, 01:05 PM||#2318 (permalink)|
Go ahead, Mr. Wendal
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Mostly Warsaw, Poland
I remember reading Sapiens (I like the polish title better: From Animals to Gods) when I was about 15 or 16. I bent read it in like two days during a stay in a house in the mountains, with nothing around but forests, fields and an overall far-out countryside feel.
It really hit me. Especially the thought (which I still think of as one of the most groundbreaking ideas I've encountered) that the biggest winner of the entire human history of "progress" and "civilisation" is wheat.
I thoroughly dislikes Homo Deus though. It just seemed like he rewrote Sapiens, and added at the end some back-drawer thoughts he had and didn't know what to do with them. 21 Lessons For The 21st Century seemed to me derivative and not ver enlightening too.
His interviews are often interesting and informative.
And I liked quite a lot his comic-book adaptation of Sapiens though.
Still, kind of a one-trick pony to me. Though I really love that one trick he can do.