ADAM & EVE By Sena Jeter Naslund
Sena Jeter Naslund’s writing skill is beautifully displayed in “Adam & Eve” but the story stretches suspended disbelief to a breaking point that makes the novel less than it could be.
Naslund re-invents arguments about the creation of man and the inherent conflict between science and religion. Character actions seem too hap hazard, bizarre and unbelievable to carry the weight of their meaning.
Arguments for religious and profane sectarian beliefs are sometimes too obscure for a reader to clearly understand the author’s intent.
Even with these harsh criticisms, Naslund’s writing is a pleasure to read. There is enough suspense in “Adam & Eve” to compel a reader to complete the story.