Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sinners and the Sea: Book Review

After seeing the movie about Noah. I decided that our literary event should host Rabbi Debbie again.
She can discuss the mysteries of Noah's wife.  This is great timing since Amy, from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours had asked me to host a book tour with other book bloggers.

Sinners and the Sea
By Rebecca Kanner

This is a interesting historical novel about Noah, and his mysterious wife( with no name). She was never given a name in the bible. She is not mentioned anywhere.
The book opens with the girl with a scar with no name. Her father protects her and keeps her in his tent.  The tribe thinks she is a demon woman.

When Noah meets her, her father thinks this is a great arrangement.  Noah is a fit man of 600 years old. He can protect her better than I.  So when Noah takes her out of her father's tent and they both travel to a village called, Shaman.

 The villagers are sinful and disobedient.  There are no laws to keep. They can break any law in the book and not get in trouble with anyone.  If you can think of the worst thing someone can do, they did-without punishment.

"G-d of Adam", speaks to Noah.  Many times Wife, with no name is left by herself. Noah leaves her for many days, and some times months for the sake of G-d.   God tells him their is going to be a great flood.

Your family will be protected. The rest of the village will perish.  Noah's wife tries to protect her sons.  There some unbelievable events that happen in the novel.  The author took many liberties with the book.

If you are a true, traditional believer you may not like this book. Because the author went to great lengths to make the story unbelievable-what we did not learn in Hebrew school.

We know the story about Noah and the flood.  But, Sinners and the Sea is quite unique and different. You will never look at the bible the same way again after reading this.

 If you like to read alternative novels, than this novel is for you. But if you don't like change you will have a hard time reading this.  There are beasts that I don't recall reading in the bible, like hairy mammoth. Which most likely could have happen. Because look at the timing of Noah and the Ark. It could be possible be during B.C.

Truth be told this was not my favorite read this year, but it wasn't my worst either.  If you are a person that likes beach reads, this book is for you.  This was a easy read, not a true literary novel with cutesy words, and more than 6 letter words. But a story that is different. It did not hold my attention for long.  The parts that I liked to read was about the villagers and the environment that Noah and he's wife with no name, lived with.

  I expected something else entirely from this book.  But it is good to shake it up a bit, and get out of your comfort zone.

 I am not sorry I read the book. We have our literary event next week.  I am sure there will be so much to discuss with Rabbi Debbie. When I talked to her last week she told me she wanted to talk to the author.  I will be posting next week to let you know about our Dinner with Rabbi Debbie went.  Until then happy reading.  Thank you Amy, for asking me to be a book blog tour host.

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Lauralee Jacks said...

Great Review! I also liked the book.

Susan's Literary Cafe said...

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