Book & Paper Reviews

★ ★★★★This enthralling book is A Two-in-one Delight: Education Presented as Entertainment, November 5, 2016
By nick shroff

This review is from: Mission To Earth (Paperback)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Format: Paperback
I am partial to books that entertain at the same time as they educate, without being pedantic. Fil Munas’ Mission To Earth does this in a masterly fashion.

Using the literary technique of a visitor from another planet to ours, the author condenses the achievements, in various fields, of human beings over the last many millennia. Starting with the origin of the universe, the author presents a fascinating panorama that unfurls before our eyes. The origin of life, human development, evolution, anthropology, philosophy, astronomy, biology, religion, government, and warfare are covered with fanciful insight and depth. His dire warnings about an ongoing major mass extinction are indeed worth considering.

That is the broad picture. For me, the journey down the by-lanes of culture—from the origins of fire to the expanse of the heavens, from our evolutionary background to the anatomy of music, from the depths of slavery to the strategies of hunting—was a fascinating history of our species.

I read Mission to Earth twice. My first read was a speed read to see what to expect. My second read, on my vacation, exceeded all my expectations. These pages made me understand what we are, where we come from, and why we behave the way we do. This book enabled me to recognize my space in the universe, on this planet, in society, and in a style that is uniformly compelling and entertaining.

Dr. Munas employs a unique literary style in this tale, which I have not encountered elsewhere. His novel can be read either as interlinked episodes or as individual chapters that can each stand on its own. This format allows the reader to pick up and put down the book at will.

His work is that of a creative genius as he shares insight into how you can freely be yourself and conquer anything that attracts your interest. I consider this a fabulous and intriguing literary accomplishment!