Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 397 pages

This is not the kind of book that I ordinarily read, but the buzz about it sounded intriguing.  It is difficult to categorize this work of nonfiction, but I guess, in a nutshell, the author goes back in history and discusses religion, art, sociology and conflicts to predict what our future possibly could be.  One of his basic premises it that most of humankind’s history has been shaped by war, plague and famine.  However, recently advances in science, medicine and agriculture have greatly diminished these disasters.  So what will shape us now?  Harari is a master of examples.  His knowledge and his ability to translate difficult concepts and ideas into simple language and situations are incredible.  Homo Deus is provocative and, at times, frightening, but I am certainly glad I read it.

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 397 pages

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  1. Hi Nancy, I need your help. I need comparator novels to the one I’m about to publish in September. Mine is about a 19 year old woman in a ROTC like program in l969 who is conflicted and goes underground into the counterculture. It’s all about a decision she has to make. I call it a Coming of conscience novel. Comparator novels need to be to a similar reading audience, paperback, published 2014 or after. Any ideas? I figure you’ve read them all. can we email rmdragonette@gmail.com. Would so appreciate it. I’m stymied

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