Matt Haig Writing Styles in The Humans: A Novel

Matt Haig
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Point of View

The entire novel is told from the point of view of the narrator, an extraterrestrial, who inhabits the body and life of Andrew Martin. This means that there is an extra layer to the first person narrative because it is not truly in the first person. The narrator is seeing everything, from his point of entry onto the planet Earth, from the perspective of a particular person, but he retains the thoughts and feelings he has carried over from his previous life.

From this point of view, however, the progress of the "new" Andrew Martin can be seen unfolding, and slowly the narrator appears to actually "become" the person he is inhabiting. He does not become the exact person Andrew Martin was once but he begins to feel the same love towards his new family and for humans in general, that might be felt by...

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