Ich weiß noch nicht, ob ich es jetzt schaffe, auf die anderen Kommentare zu antworten. Aber ob ja oder nein.. Ich hatte ja vor Kurzem irgendwo erwähnt, dass ich über Judas geschrieben habe. Gerade ist etwas komisches passiert.
In meinem Text habe ich mich an die Autoren gewandt. Ich weiß, geschmacklos. Aber war halt so. Jetzt bin ich auf Goodreads und was finde ich da? Eine Bibelrezension!
Kira’s review :
Oct 28, 11
bookshelves: angels-and-demons, books-to-use-as-kindling, lost-the-will-to-live, made-me-want-to-choke-myself, made-no-sense, will-read-for-all-the-wrong-reasons, train-wreck-romance, ghosts, zombies, dystopian, faeries, books-that-changed-my-life
Recommended to Kira by: Abel
Recommended for: Cain
read count: 1
I strangely enjoyed this book. Probably because it assured me that my choice to stick that Darwin symbol on the back of my car was a good one.
Here are a few things that cheesed me off [read: irritated the fuck out of me]:
a) None of the characters are in any way rounded, and most of them are Gary-Stus. There are not enough women that don’t end up stoned to death or sold to rapists by their fathers or turned into pillars of salt to include the Mary-Sue alternative.
Also, for a book that preaches „Love thy neighbor“ there’s an awful lot of tasteless homophobia. There’s also a lot of murder, pillage, racism, sexism, humiliation and badly-imagined fighting, while every so often there’s a passage on the importance of forgiveness, love and acceptance.
Kettle: Hey, Pot.
Pot: Hey, Kettle.
Kettle: What’s up?
Pot: Guess what?
Pot: You’re black.
b) Poorly written. This book is where purple prose goes to die. Trufax.
c) Although it was interesting as an AU Brief History of Time fanfic, the totalitarian tyrant known to the drones as „God“ wasn’t really explained well enough, and the world-building was poor. However, the companion novels, the Torah and the Qur’an, expand on this.
d) Plot inconsistency. Nuff said.
e) Purity myth indoctrination. The whole way through. Anonymous seems like a bit of a prat, and to be honest, I think he tried to cover too many teen conflicts in one book. Maybe next time he should do a bit more planning in advance.
Also, such a huge deal is made of Mary’s virginity. Like, seriously! Half of the fricking thing is dedicated to it! Give her a personality! Holy cool whip.
f) Needs a good editor. Five hundred pages could’ve been chopped off, and it’d still make sense (and be less boring). Also, there’s too much whack history in here; Anonymous needs to do a bit more research on how the big bang resulted in the earth being formed from gases to molten minerals to solid rock and H2O, and he seems to have forgotten about the dinosaurs, and the datable fossils they left behind. Bit of a history fart there.
g) There’s a lot if strange capitalization and punctuation. Also, while the idea of writing the novel in verses is interesting, it detracts from the experience and confuses the reader.
h) Poor pacing. We hear a lot about unimportant characters and events, such as Noah being the only preacher in the village, but we miss out on the most fundamental plot points, such as the real reason behind the flood of the Earth: to destroy the Nephilim left behind by the Grigori. Clearly, Anonymous is a money-grubber, and just wants your dollars from the companion novels, which tell the full stories (1. Enoch being particularly interesting, and less boring than Bible) with the raunchy, gory, funny details left in.
i) I don’t know about all you guys, but mine is printed on terribly cheap, thin paper, and I hate the font. I have to enjoy holding a book in order to appreciate it fully as literature, and printing it on cheap-jack paper with ink that comes off on your fingers? Not cool.
To be honest, the most interesting character was probably Cain, just because he got shit done. There’s little conflict, though I did enjoy the love triangle between Lilith, Eve and Adam. Also, Jesus, though a promising character to begin with, became slightly contrived in essence. Luckily, the companion novels do not include him.
Overall, not a great read, but okay if you like a shallow romantic comedy without much moral substance. I believe there’s a movie on this, too, though we all know Hollywood. So maybe give that a miss.
Let’s hope Anonymous sharpens it up next time.
Ich weiß selbst noch nicht genau, was ich davon halten soll, aber das wird mir lang nicht aus dem Kopf gehen:
I did enjoy the love triangle between Lilith, Eve and Adam. Also, Jesus, though a promising character to begin with, became slightly contrived in essence. Luckily, the companion novels do not include him.
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I completely agree with this review. Anonymous seriously needs to get himself together. Hopefully there isn’t a sequel.