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Adam & Eve

A Novel

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund X
Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund
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  • Published Sep 2010
    352 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Karen R. (Columbus, OH)
    Great writing, mediocre plot/characters
    I enjoy reading. I am more than willing to suspend reality, up to a point, but this novel expects too much suspension of reality. There was not good character development, but it was well written. I am going to check out Naslund's other novels, because she is such a good writer.
  • Rosemary K. (Saginaw, MI)
    Get me out of here!
    Sena Jeter Naslund's latest effort is a dreadful book: the plot is pretentious; most of the characters are unbearable. The author, in her elaborate scheme, promises wonders, but what she delivers is meager.

    The character of Adam was especially maddening. It was sheer torture reading the sections about him and "Eve." I also got weary of references to the "memory stick," which somehow always survived. Coincidences abounded. I'm usually able to suspend my disbelief, but not to this extent.

    The ending was not satisfying, although I was relieved to close the book at last.
  • Joan B. (Ellicott City, MD)
    Adam and Eve
    I have been struggling valiantly to read this book. Unfortunately, it seems that the review will not be in a timely manner. So here is what I am thinking. I love the word choices and sentence structure Naslund uses. Her descriptive passages show the reader the setting of the story. But, it is the story that gave me trouble. I did not like nor could identify with the characters. The mixture of fantasy and realism showed me little of science or faith. I was a Science teacher and really wanted to enjoy this book.
  • BJ N.H. (Valley Village, CA)
    Adam & Eve
    Question: What do you get when you mix The DaVinci Code, Eat Pray Love, McGyver, Clan of the Cave Bear and ET all together; using plot contrivance and non stop eye rolling coincidences to propel characters, first clothed in Amsterdam, then naked in Eden, later clothed in Italian linen in France, as they struggle along their personal spiritual journeys while doing battle with a secret society lead by a deranged rabbi, a fundamentalist Muslim, and a Christian physicist hell bent on destroying newly found discoveries that will greatly impact the world? Answer: a 335- page disaster.
  • Cynthia A.
    Adam and Eve
    Disappointing. Good idea for a book, but the read was not enjoyable. Characters and ideas were not developed. Descriptions were more comparisons and the comparisons didn't match up. It seemed as if whole parts of the story were left out. The words used were not from every day language. A forgettable book.
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