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“What does it mean to be human?” The answer lies within the mystery of Genesis. Set in a post-apocalyptic…more

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What Members Thought

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3.5 Stars, but I got to give it 4 with Goodreads rating system. Genesis is one of those books that really makes you think and challenge human ethics. The purpose of this book is to answer one question: What does it mean to be human? Beckett answers this question from several points of view, including the reader's point of view (which is cleverly challenged); however his technique is a little over-the-top, "cheeky" and is revealed in the twist at the ending of the story. In the end, the story was ...more
When I began this book I was really enjoying it. The format of unravelling the story through the questions and answers of an applicant's examination to enter an academy was interesting, and not just used as a gimmick but as part of the story.

I also think this book was well written, not just because there were a few words that required checking a dictionary, but because of the flow and the way the story was laid out.

Ultimately, it fell kind of flat for me though - frankly I think some of it simp
I really enjoyed this little book. I read it in a day. At first, I found the format to be really strange. You're basically listening to a long series of examination questions and answers. But hang on! Allow for the first few pages the pass. Although you might not escape into the sci-fi fantasy world you're expecting, it's worth the read.

I will say what happens in the ending crossed my mind, so I wasn't as blown away as a lot of these other reviews, but it was still awesome nonetheless.

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Oct 02, 2014 Jason rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Wow! What an ending!
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