Adam & Eve: A Novel
What happened to Eden?
The New York Times bestselling author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance returns with an audacious and provocative novel that envisions a world where science and faith contend for the allegiance of a new Adam & Eve
Sena Jeter Naslund masterfully uses her craft to lay bare the poignant complexity of humanitythe passion and despair, the i
Did... this book remind me of Dan Brown, Kate Mosse, and Paulo Coelho?: Yes, in a bad way.
Did... I talk about this book non-stop for the last two days?: Yes, so I suppose in that sense, it was a good book. I just talked smack about it, though.
Review: I didn't like this book -- but I should have. It has all the elements I typically enjoy:...more
I loved "Ahab's Wife" and was lukewarm with "Abundance", this was the end of a downwards trend. I don'...more
The section of the novel that focu...more
I do love Sena Jeter Naslund. I really do. I...more
Lucy meets Adam when she is flying the codex from the Middle East to Franc...more
I think my biggest problem with fiction/sci-fi books is that I was was weaned on "The Twilight Zone", "The Andromeda Strain", "Outer Limits", etc. The writers/storytellers, in the 1960's, were on burgeoning, unexplored territories, and put forth their thought-provoking ideas in such a way that I could not help but be drawn in. I would sit glu...more
Lucy Bergmann watched her husband die in, what she thought, was a freak accident. He has entrusted Lucy with his life's work on, appropriately enough, a memory drive (thumb drive, flash drive)proof of extraterrestrial life which she wears around her...more
In Egypt Pierre Saad stumbles upon a lost codex with the thoughts of a pre-Biblical man on the origins of Genesis. He needs to get it out of Egypt and translate it.
She is also given an ancient Codex that purports to dispel the authenticity of Genesis. She is...more
Lucy is in Amsterdam for a scientific conference with her husband Thom, an astrophysicist of renown, who tells Lucy that he has proof of extraterrestrial life. He gives Lucy a memory stick that contains all of his evidence.
Thom is killed by a falling piano, and Lucy is devastated. Still grieving her loss three years later, Lucy is invited to welcome scientists to a conf...more
A scientist discovers proof of extraterrestrial life. A discovery in the Holy Land of an ancient text that contradicts the biblical book of Genesis. A group from all three major religions that will stop at nothing to keep those secret. ...and a man (Adam) and woman (Lucy) that end up naked in a dese...more
Let me go back a bit and explain. The first half (to abo...more
I loved the way the characters a...more
Amidst a cluttered landscape of radical creationists & paranoid rabbis living in the shadows of martyred relatives, Naslund's characters lamely weave a twisted tale of Adam searching for Eve in Lewis Carrol's Wonderland. Yes, this book is as warped as this opening paragraph. Naslund attempts to blend Dan Brown mystical elements with new age treatments of Genesis interspersed with dollops of bad cops & robbers. Adam didn't know if he was Adam or Harry searching f...more
The quote above is from the P.S. interview with Seta Jeter Naslund at the back of the copy of the book that I received, and it is a quote that helped me i...more
"P's friend had written a human-centered, a family-centered, procreational version of Creation. P's own version was one based on an idea of art: the lone Artist as Creator. It takes only one to create. ...Did...more