Monday, November 28, 2005BOOKENDS
Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean
This recounting of the story of Noah and the ark and the flood is told from the perspective of Noah's daughter, sons, daughters-in-law, wife, and the animals on the ark. They share their feelings about being cooped up, not being able to rescue those drowning, losing their home, dealing with their father's faith and their own doubts. Told mostly in the voice of Timna, Noah's daughter, the story is very much her interpretation.
NtEotW was a quick read, and I found it slightly troublesome -- the darkness, the bitterness, the doubt, the fear; however, it was atmospheric and well told. If you're looking for a book that will make your mind think a little differently, something to shuffle around those pre-conceived notions, try it.
Y FICTION McCaughrean
~emily - 9:49 AM~
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