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This is a wonderfully written trip down a scientific/pseudo-scientific/religious memory lane that traces the hunt for Eden in almost all its varied forms. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by emachine
I suspect that most who read this book bring to it an interest in the Bible, the nether regions of belief and general kookiness. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Mr. John Guerrasio
"We cultivate the dream [of Eden] almost automatically, even though it doesn't make sense." (p. 257) The use of the word "we" may be too broad, but the the author effectively... Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Mike DePue, OFS
The concept of Eden, of the paradise we lost, seems an almost universal idea, one that is held by religions, of course, but in metaphoric ways is also held by societies and even... Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Rob Hardy
I was excited to order this book after reading a review in the New York Times. I can appreciate the writer's light touch but unfortunately, and disappointingly, Paradise Lust is... Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by C.C. Arranda
"Paradise Lust" proves that no one really wants to find the Garden of Eden; the real fun is in the searching. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by Matthew Parker
As a religious studies major who loves non-fiction this book was right up my alley. And it did not disappoint. I loved all the different stories of the search for Eden. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by caity718