Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Written by Mark Twain
Published in 1997 by Fair Oaks Press
The author assumes that the readers will have a basic understanding of who Adam and Eve are, and what they did.
Audience- General, although he seems to be leaning towards the readers with at least a basic knowledge of Adam and Eve.
Narrative (Who's telling the story?)- Adam and Eve respectively. First person.
Purpose- To help us into Adam and Eve's minds.
Rating- 4 out of 5 stars. Would recommend. This book can step on toes. It's well-written and fairly funny, but does get a touch disrespectful. Shows the contrast between men and women very well.
Format- Journal Entries
Length- 124 pages, including foreword and afterword. Can finish in an afternoon.
Sex- Mentions Eve being covered by fig leaves, but does not describe her body, nor does it talk about them having sex.
Overall, this book has merit. It's funny, sweet, and toward the end quite romantic. However, it does have moments of being disrespectful, and does poke fun at religion. It does give excellent insight into the minds of men and women, and showcases the difference of the genders well. Eve was very much into beautiful things, and Adam was into building shelters and whatnot. It was slow starting, but picked up toward the middle, only to die down again.
This book did not move me. If that was Mark Twain's intent, he failed miserably.
Posted by Yannie at 4:04 PM