Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a copy of Journey to the West that contained Andrew Martin’s business card. Here’s the posting I wrote on November 13th:
You can imagine my surprise when I noticed a lot of people were using the search term Andrew Martin and coming to my lil’ ol’ posting. I didn’t really get it… UNTIL today. Today, as I prepared to write my response to The Humans by Matt Haig, it suddenly dawned on me that the main character in The Humans is Professor Andrew Martin. Which is a pretty uncanny coincidence. Or fated. Or maybe even, an alien strategy! If you have read The Humans, you will understand the joke.
I am no means a sci-fi reader, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed The Humans, (probably because I am one) but mostly because Haig writes with humour and compassion. The book is full of great insight on all things human – good or bad. It’s a quirky little book from a man whose work has been called “delightfully weird” by the press. I concur. And from now on I will see ‘signs’ in everything!