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The Days of Lamech: The Long-Awaited Prequel to the Days of Peleg Paperback – June 26, 2011
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About the Author
He received his Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and currently guest lectures in area schools on Information Theory and Intelligent Design.
He is also a concert pianist, an avid chess enthusiast, and a practitioner of jiu-jitsu.
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Jon is very creative yet maintains enough of a link to actual scientific discoveries and plausible technology to give the reader a sense of realism.
We can identify with characters, watch them progress, sense their emotions and join in their challenges.
Great read, could not put it down, can't wait for the next "The days of ...."
Mr. Saboe continues his unique approach from his previous work, immersing you in a different and unique world view. He builds a image of our ancient world based on the narrative from the Torah (or Bible), Jewish Midrashim, other ancient stories and sources, and blending it together with history, archeology, and ancient oddities that have been discovered.
The result could perhaps be called a biblical science fiction narrative. Or maybe, just maybe, the reality Mr. Saboe creates for us was real, which is his point in creating it from biblical narrative + midrashim (Jewish biblical legend-stories) + history, archeology, and so forth.
The story begins, so to speak, with Parshat Berashis - Genesis from the bible, 4:17 with the birth of (according to the Torah Lemech, with some pronunciations Lamech), the brief noting of the accounts of the people of the time (building of cities and so forth), and with Genesis chapter 6, the addition of the "nefilim" (6:4). This very strange passage says, "The Nefilim (commonly translated as giants) were on the earth in those days and later. And the Bnei Elokim (the `sons of G-d') came to the daughters of man and fathered with them. They were the mightiest ones who ever existed, men of renown."
Now Rashi has an exceptional comment on these pasukim, "They were called that because they fell and caused the world to fall", which Targum Yonatan says they were so called because they were fallen angles. Others interpret this differently.)
This gives our author the jumping off point for his story.Read more ›
The Days of Lamech is essentially a fictionalized account of Genesis 5-6, but with a number of interesting sci-fi twists such as the Power Houses (wireless electricity generating towers built into huge pyramids) to the massive rail-gun and the underground laboratories and genetic experiments of the Semyaz.
The book has a fast-paced, action-filled plot in which the young, head-strong Lamech is recruited by an underground resistance to collect information on the strange Semyaz race. There is a very sinister tone throughout the story that grows progressively darker as the resistance learns more about who the Semyaz really are, and what their ultimate goal for humanity is.
Saboe provides a great picture of the pre-Flood world and their possible technologies, many of which we have invented ourselves within the last century. The book and many of the sci-fi objects/concepts that are utilized were very well-researched and explained, and additional information is once again provided in the appendicies. The pre-Flood world was also elegantly described based upon fossil and geological discoveries, especially given the sparse amount of information we have.
I especially enjoyed the short history notes by Amoela which introduced each chapter; it gave the reader the impression that they were reading actual history and gave them something to keep in the back of their mind as they followed the story.
If you liked "The Days of Peleg", you'll enjoy this book just as much (if not more)!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually like this story of what happened in the days of noah. While I may not agree with every theological view the writer holds, there are ways to create fictional story based... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Derrick E. Perry
Very good book. Really enjoyed reading this. As with Days of Peleg, this book changed and broadened my world view and challenged me to ponder some really deep stuff.Published on May 10, 2013 by Emmie
After reading this book I went back and read Genesis in a new light. Well written and thought out. I went ahead and read his second book also.Published on March 19, 2013 by Samwise
The story moved along at a fairly decent pace, the characters were engaging and the plot certainly gives plenty of room for additional conjecture and thought. A good read!Published on March 5, 2013 by Karen L. Prentice
Very good reading, you not get bored for ages that love a good story line.
Would love to read book one. Hope there is another book.
I highly recommend this book. It was fun to read, full of mystery and creativity. One of my favorite creations was the floating island.Published on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Very interesting and enlightening novel. It makes me want to read more! I was actually sad to see the story end. Great book.Published on February 5, 2013 by Cheryl A. Macke
I bought and read this book after completing Saboe's previous installment "The Days of Peleg." While the "Days of Lamech" is in many ways the equal of its predecessor, it... Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Arnon
Days of Lamech is a solid effort at exploring the Biblical origins of Ancient Man
Mr. Saboe continues the excellent practice begun in his Days of Peleg with the... Read more