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Humans By Donald E. Westlake, Humans TV Series Jun , With Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman Hill In a parallel present where the latest must have gadget for any busy family is a Synth a highly developed robotic servant that s so similar to a real human it s transforming the way we live. HUMANS Season , Episode and Cast Information AMC The official site of AMC s original series HUMANS Get the latest news, photos, video extras and . Human Watch Humans Series Prime Video Apr , I wanted to add something not talked about often in other reviews of stories about human artificial human interactions Like in Bladerunner an obvious comparison and the benchmark there is an underlying theme about how most humans instinctively reject human replicas replicants, synths due to their uncanniness. Watch Humans Series Prime Video Jan , As synths begin to gain consciousness all over the world, a mysterious organization starts hunting them down Leo Colin Morgan, The Fall and Max Ivanno Jeremiah, Black Mirror clash over how to protect the self aware synths, while a renowned AI scientist Carrie Anne Moss, The Matrix trilogy joins a global tech company preparing to release a Humans definition of humans by The Free Dictionary Related WordsSynonymsLegend Switch to new thesaurus Noun humans all of the living human inhabitants of the earth all the world loves a lover she always used humankind because mankind seemed to slight the women human beings, human race, humankind, mankind, humanity, world, man group, grouping any number of entities members

  • Title: Humans
  • Author: Donald E. Westlake
  • ISBN: 9780892964680
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Prolific author Donald E Westlake has won three prestigious Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and his screenplay for The Grifters was nominated for an Academy Award Now he delivers a one of a kind fantasy thriller, an epic struggle of good versus evil Heaven and hell and everything in between get in on the act, for the stakes are high, and the outcome isProlific author Donald E Westlake has won three prestigious Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and his screenplay for The Grifters was nominated for an Academy Award Now he delivers a one of a kind fantasy thriller, an epic struggle of good versus evil Heaven and hell and everything in between get in on the act, for the stakes are high, and the outcome is out of this world.
    Humans Prolific author Donald E Westlake has won three prestigious Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and his screenplay for The Grifters was nominated for an Academy Award Now he delivers a o

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    1. When Donald Westlake died recently it was a grim day here at Snarl Towers I think it is no secret that he s been one of my favourite authors since my teens As with so many of the authors whose work I like the best, I eventually learned to space the books out a bit, with the result that now I still have a fair number left to go hurrah This one I picked up a few months ago when we visited the NJ town of Montclair so that Pam could go and spend money relentlessly in some fabric yarn store while I d [...]

    2. Pretty cool little book Told from or less omnicient perspective, and there s some perspective shifts within a scene, especially toward the end of the book, but it doesn t become too confusing My favorite part, probably, was the languagistic forms that Ananeyal and X used to berate each other and some of the human chess pieces in their struggle A neat premise telling a story about the angel charged with bringing about the destruction of the world, the people who become his agents, and the devil [...]

    3. Westlake s comic capers are immortal I wish he had beenis is the only one of his funny guy books that I know of that introduces the supernatural.

    4. I didn t find Donald Westlake s writing as hilarious as some of his blurbed fans did, but he was an amiable enough literary companion with a very dry sense of humor This book concerns an angel who is detailed by God to arrange humans so they will themselves, of their own free wills, destroy the planet God is a little fed up with these humans The ending doesn t make much sense, but I could just let that go since this is a light entertainment, not a work of literature

    5. It s over God is really bored with us, and it s time to wrap things up.However, it has to be us who pulls the final plug, so Ananayel is sent down to Earth to arrange it all The disparate characters he he s mostly a he throughout the book collects from across the world a fireman at Chernobyl, an AIDS victim from Kenya, an activist from China, an environmentalist from Brazil, and a recently released American burglar are gently herded to the spot where they will effect a global disaster except for [...]

    6. 3.5 stars rounded to 4 stars because Donald Westlake wrote it and because I can t give half stars.The book is a good quick read The story is not the gold standard of humorous apocalyptic novels that of course is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman but it is worth reading for Westlake s usual deft touch view spoiler e.g the passage describing Frank s escape and mental recovery after the robbery gone sour hide spoiler At the end of the day, I ll clearly remember some great passages and c [...]

    7. I had just put the most recent library books in the mail box to go back It takes three to five days for my return selections to arrive The snow is arse deep out there, I HAD to have a book I had already culled all the read worthy books out of the auction box Or so I thought Then I pulled out this plum and was happily surprised and engaged for the next three days Never heard of the book or the author But I believe I ll be asking for soon Hopefully most of his work is readily available than this [...]

    8. This came out just a couple of years after Good Omens, but rather than enduring has instead faded into out of print obscurity It s easy to see why While there are some interesting bits, particularly in the arc of the angel Ananayel who was sent to Earth to bring about the destruction of humanity, but might, just possibly, wind up changing his mind Westlake s apocalypse is rather a muddle compared to Gaiman s and Pratchett s, and his human characters are significantly less compelling The women an [...]

    9. This book was recommended to me by my mother in law, who passed away in 1997, so it s been on my to read list for quite some time As I started it, it felt a bit like a second rate Neil Gaiman effort However, my mind was quickly changed by a clever weaving of disparate characters who are teased into motion by an angel, Ananayel, to bring about an end to mankind as God has tired of us It all swirls to a head with a devil s minion as a surprising ally the devil kinda likes to have us around and Ana [...]

    10. A fascinating novel on the end of the world, the torturers who love us, the God who s had enough, and the Angel who brings about Gods plan but finds it conflicts with his own conscience A novel that would have been easy to be labeled blasphemy , Westlake is respectful, biblically defendable for the most part , and a hell of a good read.

    11. AKA Alan Marshall, Alan Marsh, James Blue, Ben Christopher, Edwin West, John B Allan, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, P.N Castor, Timothy J Culver, J Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Judson Jack Carmichael, Richard Stark, Donald E Westlake

    12. What a wonderful sleeper A great epic apocalyptic or is it romp Great characters, humor and pathos, action and emotion A perfect beach read Broadkill Beach, Delaware where I just finished it A gem.

    13. Read this book in the 1990 s when I was working at a library Never forgot the plot always wanted to reread it again but could never remember the name nor author Yesterday, saw the book my coworker s desk remembered it immediately now on my desk has she noticed.

    14. Reads like a game of blackjack where the dealer puts all their cards face up, you think you know everything but you keep on reading this comedic assault on the traditional doomsday thriller just to make sure you win the last laugh.

    15. yeah just ok.a pleasant journey but kinda dull in the end Kinda like the cover There s no edge to it, but fun enough.

    16. Fun in the same vein as Good Omens and To Reign In Hell not quite so good as those two, but it gives you the idea.

    17. Fascinating kind of like religious sci fi the world s about to end, and several really different people come together are led together to prevent it.

    18. Interesting take on how God and the Devil see the human world, in a science fictiony British humour type of way.Quick easy read.

    19. This book has a fairly unusual premise and POV changes were sometimes a bit hard to follow but the story moved well and was interesting.

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