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CABU AUTHOR John Robert RusseT stalked him on the vast plains of the hairy subhuman creatures that made him one of their own But then his memory of human history took hold and he plotted to make his dream of world domination come tru From my little blog pulpaweekblogspotcomOnly Human?George Piget was only human A frail history professor with just a few months to live he dreamed of having the power of a Caesar the genius of a Napoleon the ruthless cunning of a Hitler Then one day he awoke from a deep sleep to find himself in the dark primitive world of Cabu where to be 'only human' was to be the highest form of life At first he was terrified of the huge lizardlike beasts that stalked him on the vast plains of the hairy subhuman creatures that made him one of their own But then his memory of human history took hold and he plotted to make his dream of world domination come true' From the back coverPublished 1974 by Pocket Books 94 c cover price 159 pages which seems to be a theme I picked it up for 275Another novel chosen based on a ridiculous cover which reminded me of Altered States that ended up falling short of its potential Cabu could have been a pretty cool novel but the execution was all wrong The story does not have a very likable character in George Piget which was apparently a deal breaker in the 1970's The author attempted to circumvent the issue by having his main character tell his story through dialogue to the also unsympathetic narrator I am uite alright with main characters that I do not like hell I have read enough Irvine Welsh to actually enjoy them but two argumentative white professors going back and forth for 150 pages? Count me outThe basic premise is flawed but could have been pretty engaging if it had been pulled off George Piget is a professor at a small college in Wisconsin he has numerous health problems and is generally unsatisfied with his life George starts having trouble sleeping which he at first attributes to issues with his heart until he has a lucid dream where he is born on another planet to a Neanderthal type peopleYes this novel clumsily begins with a deus ex machina In this other world which the tribe calls Cabu George can control his other self while retaining all of his knowledge of 20th century mankind Being a man of academia he begins researching the stone age with the intention to better his tribe as soon as he canOur narrator is a fellow professor who likes to spend his free time hunting rabbits with some arrows he makes himself so the two hit it off somewhatand then talk for 150 fucking pagesThere are some cool parts to Cabu all of which involved the amount of detail Russell put into his world building The Neanderthal tribe has an interesting primitive culture from the onset and a lot of the flora and fauna has a nice 'semi alien' feel to it I particularly enjoyed when Piget's Neanderthal self came of age sexually and the Earth George who was never very active in that department began to find the 'hairy breasts and buttocks' of his tribe appealing than your standard human female which might have some white guilt about itThe main scope of the book involves the main character forcing invention after invention on this docile and content tribe until everything goes to shit With civilization comes political assassinations jealousy rape and the attempted genocide of a different breed of manUnfortunately for Cabu's colorful and detailed stone age world it ends up being just a vehicle for another 'civilization bad' storyline Oh yeah and there is a twist ending that was just as weak as the 'I starting dreaming and traveled across the universe' opening Not recommended friends

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mobi ↠ doc CABU AUTHOR John Robert Russell 9780671777180 ↠ John Robert Russell ↠ Only Human?George Piget was only human A frail history professor with just a few months to live he dreamed of having the power of a Caesar the genius of a Napoleon the ruthless cunning of a Hitler Then one Only Human?George Piget was only human A frail history professor with just a few months to live he dreamed of having the power of a Caesar the genius of a Napoleon the ruthless cunning of a Hitler Then on Written in a style similar to Frankenstein or the Invisible Man or any other work of fiction of that time for that matter this short novella reads like an episode of the Twilight ZoneI saw the end coming but that didn't reduce the impact of the story which unfolded slowly reasonably and highlights both the folly of repeating history and the arrogance of human self superiorityI wish this book had information available because I'd love to know about it's creation

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E day he awoke from a deep sleep to find himself in the dark primitive world of Cabu where to be 'only human' was to be the highest form of life At first he was terrified of the huge lizardlike beasts tha As another reviewer pointed out this feels much like a good episode of the Twilight Zone extended in novella form with its outlandish premise philosophical tone and twist endingI might just be a sucker for philosophical debates and strange alien ecology but this book had me hooked from the beginning and was a blast right to the end I managed to finish the whole book in two days and I’m very interested in checking out the author’s two other works