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The Art of Hunting Humans: A radical and confronting explanation of the human mind

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Imagine there was an evil alien society that had this bizarre interest in hunting humans for leisure.

Now, imagine they prepared a full guide to teach their own kind how we think, socialize, and most of all, how to spot our weaknesses.

Finally, imagine that you got your hands on a copy of one of those guides. Wouldn’t you want to read it to understand if there really is a th
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Mazzi Limited
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Crystal Reed
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THE ART OF HUNTING HUMANS is brilliant. It's so good, in fact, that I almost wish it wasn't readily available to the type of people who would actually seek out a book with this title and focus.

Sidney Mazzi is an exceptionally astute observer of human nature and how communication (or the lack thereof) influences our behavior, from sales to media (as if those are really so different) to interpersonal relationships. He lays out the process--and provides more than enough background knowledge to unde
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Ed Malaker
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Art of Hunting Humans is a fantastic book that starts with a simple idea and keeps expanding on it until it alters your entire view of how the human mind works.

I have read many books on psychology before but have never heard the ideas presented in this book. The analogy of hunting sets up the perfect scenario to learn about human behavior and the way the mind works. You will learn a lot about yourself and the reason you are the way you are.

It is a fun read that's easy to understand and hard
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Charles Hanna
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enlightening read with an unexpectedly hopeful ending

At first glance, The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi seems to be a cynical series of bleak observations based on a Machiavellian precedent—that is, an expose of the inner workings of the human mind and how to manipulate them to your desired ends.

However, by the end of the book, it becomes apparent that the author is only trying to inculcate a self awareness about many of the internal processes we take for granted on a daily basis, which
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Ravin Maurice
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting and well executed concept, this book attempts to dissect human behaviour by looking at it from the perspective of a hunter. The author does a fantastic job breaking down human behaviours to their most basic forms in an attempt to help you better understand and use to your advantage, which will then help you 'hunt' a human. I found the author's perspective interesting, and breaking things down in a way that is not complicated and using terms everyone can understand made this book s ...more
Willow Moon Greymoor
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating!

Initially the title of this book, The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi was disturbing and off-putting for me. However, once I started reading this book, I was intrigued by the writing style and the comparison that the author applied with the analogy of hunting and human Psychology. I obtained my minor in Psychology years ago and I have read many books, articles, and research material on the topic, and I have yet read anything this unique. The writing style is easy to follow comp
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Jennifer Yoder
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Art of Hunting Humans was a bit of a different take on studying the human mind and behaviors than I am accustomed to. I'll be honest; at times I found it a bit disturbing when thinking about the types of things that the knowledge gained from reading this could actually be used for.

Overall, however, it really kept my interest and I often found myself attempting to use some of it in my own life when interacting with other people. I found myself quite drawn to the subject matter even when I wa
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Victoria
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Humorous but potentially controversial so be prepared

As readers, there's a neverending supply of self-help and psychology books to help people grapple with the bottomless supply of internal and external dilemmas we struggle with every day, but rarely do readers find a genuinely hilarious and unique approach to understanding our minds and behaviors as Mazzi has provided with his novel. Despite not being a psychologist and having no formal education in the matter, the material is easily understan
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Kahne Raja
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hell funny. Insightful. A great perspective to explore the value or self-reflection and the pursuit of truth.
Brielle
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The "Art of Hunting Humans" is an informative and enjoyable exploration into human nature. Sidney Mazzi is a skilled author and observer of human behavior.

From the start, he asserts and confirms his expertise on the subject. The opening chapter lends itself to Mazzi's reliability as an author. He is, if anything, a trustworthy speaker.

Not all self-help books are as impactful for the reader as much as this one is. One reason it is so impactful is what an easy read it is. The entire book sticks to
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Quentin Russell
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good read here! I admit I can be a very critical reader, so this is high praise from me. My only issue was with the "hunting humans" satirical aspect. It is not made clear while reading the text of the book what the exact purpose of the book is until you read the conclusion at the end of the book. So I recommend reading this first. The reviews all say it's satire of course, but the text itself doesn't come out and say anything similar about the purpose of the format until the very end. Even ...more
K Mullett
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted to enjoy this book so much! I love any book that delves into the intricacies of the human mind, and The Art of Hunting Humans promised to deliver a new take on how to present this information. But--alas--this wasn't for me.

I found the narrative noisy and very distracting, and the whole concept rather distasteful. When I first started reading the book I assumed that the title was purely a creative play on words. However, no. The whole book is written as a "guide to hunting humans" which
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Emily
Jun 12, 2019 rated it did not like it

Reading the other reviews... I am so confused.

YES, I have kept in mind that this is a work of fiction, as the final words of the book said. With that being said... it is pessimistic, snarky, and repetitive. The author writes from an external viewpoint, as if he is looking down on Earth from an external viewpoint (and based on his theories, it's safe to assume that external viewpoint is God's throne). The author suggests that he's superior with hardly any regard to humanity... and looks at many o
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Beth
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, arc
ARC provided by Edelweiss.

This was a very original take on human psychology. The "outsider's perspective" writing style is not one I have ever seen in this type of book before and I think that it served the narrative well. I would have liked a little more about how to use the information to our advantage instead of just stating "weaknesses" and not how to use them/change them in ourselves. However, I find myself viewing situations and preconceptions differently than I did prior to reading this a
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Matheus Mazzi
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book provides so much knowledge about the human behavior and in such a straightforward way that it has completely blown my mind.
The clarity of the examples has really made it easy to understand and fun to read.
A must read!
Erikka
May 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was extremely boring. I know it's supposed to be tongue in cheek, but it wasn't funny enough to compel me to read it. I finished about half of it by skimming and lost interest.
Hannah Barry
The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi is a unique concept, to be sure. However, I don't think that the idea is fully realized and executed in a manner that is both coherent and accessible for the reader. The author's take on the human mind is vast and entertaining, and his insight is frank and to the point. Sprinkled throughout are realistic examples to help drive home the point the author is trying to make, which is indeed helpful.

Unfortunately, though, the tone of the writing, no matter ho
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Anna Munger
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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