Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Havah: The Story of Eve

Tosca Lee


Myth and legend shroud her in mystery.  Now hear her story...

From Paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam, experience the dawn of mankind through the eyes of the woman first known as...Havah.

My Take:

It's tough to put a new spin on an old classic, and since this is the story of Adam and Eve, it is especially difficult, because its not just any old classic, its the old classic.  I really enjoyed (for the most part) the flowery writing style which created a wonderful dreamlike atmosphere at the beginning, but got a smidge old as the book went on.  I love to read people's interpretations of the motivation behind decisions made by famous religious and historical people, and Havah did not disappoint.  I felt the evolution of her character was wonderful, and I really felt like you could relate to a lot of the problems in her life, maybe not the actual problems themselves (last I checked I didn't get myself expelled from the Garden of Eden :) but just the heartache behind decisions we regret and learning to deal with life in general.  Sometimes, after reading as many books as I do, some of the stories can start to feel a bit generic and stagnant.  If you find this is happening to you, take a peek at Havah, it will definitely freshen things up for you :)  Sometimes the writing felt a bit like the thesaurus may have been overused, but you get used to it and overlook it.  2, Borders with a Coupon

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

If Havah were a movie, it would likely be rated PG-13 for adult content

***FTC Disclosure:  This book was provided in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***

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1 comment:

Sheila Deeth said...

You've certainly got me interested


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