Monday, December 29, 2008

Book Review

Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee
Synopsis: Eden, beginning of time. Adam and Eve (Ish and Isha) are created and live in the garden of Eden. You know the drill. The story covers the 600 years of their lives after The Fall.
Readability: Hard to get into at first because the scenes in Eden are just a little...smarmy. But, how else can perfect oneness with God be described? I think the smarm was unavoidable. Very easy to read otherwise, though I found myself imagining what a burden it must have been for Lee to write this story. It's not a happy one.
Predictability: Like I said, the story line really doesn't hold any surprises, but Lee approached the story from a vantage that I have never imagined. It gave new life to an old story that I know by heart. And it made both Adam and Eve very real and human to me.
Couldn't Put it Down Factor: It took me a long time to read this one. Mostly because it was SO sad. The fall of man is no light reading. Ask my friends and family, though, I haven't been able to stop talking about this one.
Recommend it?: Absolutely. Absolutely. Even if you don't believe in Adam or Eve or Eden. Or God. Five out of five on this one. I KNOW, right?


robin_titan said...

hmm I have never heard about this book before, I love reading books about the after life and I think I might enjoy this one b/c of what it's about. I have never even heard of a book like this, sounds really good.

angie said...

wow, high praise! i am definitely interesting in checking into this book. thanks for the heads up!

erin said...

Thanks for stopping by, RT! Angie, I really think you would like it.

Tosca said...

Wow, Erin! Thank you! And thank you for sharing with others. Sorry it was so sad... it was indeed a tough book to write for me. Tough, tough, tough. But when I read things like this, totally worth it. How is that sweet Shirley of yours?