Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another World

Another World, Philip Stott, Nordskog Publishing, Christian historical (speculative) fiction, March 30, 2010, 284 pages.

Here is Nordskog’s synopsis of the book:

An action-filled novel that combines Biblical and scientific themes with heart-racing adventure. Traveling by mag-sled, Japh overnights in a bronto-infested floating forest. A scream in the night, a sudden devastating crash of devastation, and flight becomes the only option, beginning a stunning chain of events which will change not only his life, but the entire course of history. At every turn, evil has flooded the earth. Unbridled deceit, immorality, murder, and mayhem leave the godly remnant in dire straights with constant peril the only certainty. As the earth is shaken, its very survival and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

My thoughts: When I first heard about this book, I found the idea of a speculative/historical take on my Biblical namesake appealing.

Pros: There wasn’t much graphic material, though what is present is necessary to get the idea across. Many of it’s speculations actually are plausible and based off of research! The appendix was very helpful in explaining.

Cons: The science fiction/speculation part could have used more development; it stuck mainly to one or two kinds of technology. There wasn’t very much plot to the book. It was just small foreshadowings of the flood held together by various examples of the world’s pervading immorality, then ending with the actual flood. The characters were quite shallow, especially the numerous antagonists.

I must say I am sorry I rushed into a giveaway before knowing the quality of the book.

My rating: 2 stars.

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I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book promotions. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm...I definitely tried to win the book :) I'm glad it wasn't too graphic, reading the sample I was able to find I was worried there. However--a weak plot is no fun :(