Top critical review
on 26 October 2016
An Anthropologist on Mars is one of those books that has been mentioned countless times across my academic career, with lectures and students alike constantly referencing it. It took me a long time to work around to it, but I can finally say I’ve given it a read.
For me, An Anthropologist on Mars was an interesting read. Considering how much people had enjoyed it, though, I had expected a little bit more. It covered seven interesting cases, allowing me to better understand the specific cases mentioned rather than simply having the knowledge of someone who had glossed over the cases during studying. I’d expected to be more engaged, I’d expected to be pulled right into the cases, yet I found it wasn’t as engaging as other academic reads have been.
Don’t get me wrong, it was enjoyable; it simply felt harder to get through than it should have.