Monday, October 24, 2011

Havah by Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee is talented in her prose. This novel, told from Eve's point of view, oozes with the joy of words. It almost feels like reading poetry.

Before page 100 you'll get the creation of Eve and the Fall. So what's left to tell in the story? Enter Lee's imagination and you read over 300 pages worth of speculative fiction.

As most of this story is told from inside Eve's thoughts it can become somewhat tedious to read about the environment with so many creative words and sentences. (How awful is it for me to say that? This just proves I'm a lazy reader)

There are some interesting interpretations as to how animal sacrifices came into being. And the "look" of the serpent is a nice addition instead of just having him be a snake with legs.

The use of other names instead of Eve, Cain and Abel was a bit different. I'm not sure if these other names were to give it a sense of authenticity or other-worldly...ness.

All said, Havah is a fine read to spark your imagination as to what the beginning of humanity was like for our ancestors.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by B&H Books.

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