Humorous - but thought provoking
My views on this novel kept changing as I read. My immediate reaction was that it was going to have the light touch of 'The Radleys', the only other Matt Haig book I have read, but be much sharper and cleverer. After a while disappointment set in and I feared that it was simply very light reading without the incisiveness for which had hoped. I predicted maybe a three star rating and perhaps a bit of a struggle to motivate myself to read on - but I was so wrong. I suddenly realised that I was thoroughly engrossed in the story and really enjoying seeing the world, human behaviour, relations, emotions and even simple everyday activities through eyes of an alien experiencing human culture for the first time. So, my first impression turned out to be accurate after all, since I found myself considering what it means to be human, as I experienced a whole range of emotions from pain and despair to joy and love - and above all - hope, with out alien narrator.