Monday, February 10, 2014

Did Not Finish: The Liars' Gospel by Naomi Alderman


About a million years ago, I requested this book on Netgalley from Little Brown and Co. It has taken me forever to finish this book for one reason or another and at about 63% in, I had to put it down once and for all.

As a devout Christian, I couldn't really figure out how to feel about this book. The re-telling of the Gospels surrounding Jesus' life sounded interesting to me at the onset. But once there was so much rawness and diversion from the story I'm familiar with, I had to change my mindset about what I was reading entirely. 

The writing in and of itself was fascinating, the interweaving of sacred and sinful behaviors in one breath was executed flawlessly by Naomi Alderman. I'm interested in reading other books by her and I actually plan to. But the subject was just a little too far out for me. 

This book is NOT for everyone but I do suggest you check it out if you enjoy exquisite writing and fiction based on historical events. 

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