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The Days of Peleg Paperback – March 31, 2007
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--Molly Simms--Kirkus Reviews
A sci/fi plot...set in Ancient Mesopotamia...a voyage into self and a mind-opening experience.
Well written with excellent research and vivid descriptions making this a highly recommended read.
--Shirley Roe--Allbooks Review
Blends ancient history and fiction in a way that is enjoyable to follow.
Well-researched historical events and legends.
Will be appreciated by anyone seeking a different perspective on man's early history.
--Suzanne J. Sprague--Historical Novel Society
"a fantastic book...that describes a plausible history of culture, as
he weaves a tale of adventure.... I promise, when you run out of
pages to read, you'll wish it were longer."
--Matt Michell, Modern Historicus
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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Top Customer Reviews
"The Days of Peleg" packs what appears to be a lifetime of historical, philosophical, and theological study into a surprisingly concise and easy-to-read narrative. Concise? Yes. The length of this book is not due to repetition or incompetence but to the vast scope of the work - Saboe simply has a lot to say. And it's worth hearing. All of it.
You'll probably enjoy this book more if you do a bit of research regarding "out of place artifacts" before you begin. And a familiarity with the first fifteen chapters of Genesis will help as well. But even without prerequisites... well, if you've got the time, Jon's got the book.
The characters themselves are memorable and even likable. You begin to feel yoursefl concerned with the fate of the characters and the book is definitely one you'll look forward to reading any spare moment you have.
It reads like a motion picture, one of the funnest books I've ever read.
The book is not perfect. My only criticism is that when describing some complex scenery or series of events, Jon Saboe sometimes lost me in the description, and I wasn't able to fully visualize what he was trying to explain. This is a small issue and doesn't take away from the readability or flow of the book, since it only happens a few times. My suggestion would be for the author to pretend he is explaining the scene to a blind man, which is what the reader is in a sense.
Overall, this book was comforting, fun and exciting. I cannot wait until Jon's next book. Buy it now if you can, you will be happy with it.
Please note that SOME spoilers will be posted - you have been warned.
The book is divided into three parts - the first part, the wonderful, logical, utopian city is given to us, the readers. The city is run in a democratic manner, with the citizens valuing science, empirical observation and learning very high indeed. I fell in love with this part, as it was everything I would have wanted in the antideluvian history of man to be - think Star Trek, except the setting is during the days of Atlantis.
There are very well done and well implemented OOP - stuff that our archeologists found in our times, and promptly ignored them because they did not mesh with our current version of history.
There is the interesting quirk that humans live for a very long time, and are divided into lesser humans - similar to us - and mentats, which are the benevolent, very logical human beings who look, act and ARE different (think Spock).
The biblical accounts of the Tower of Babel (and others) are weaven into the narrative, and it is great fun for the reader (and I suspect was great fun to write for the author) to stumble upon them.
The second part is the journey of discovery on the ship, and it is high adventure indeed.
It was a very addictive page turner in the middle of the book, as the hero and the crew stumble upon completely different human cultures, and try to trade, map and sometimes just survive the contact with another civilization. A very enjoyable romp, indeed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was easy to read and proved to be a good story. I was unaware of the Christian emphasis when I picked it up, but being a Christian, I enjoyed this perspective of ancient... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book. I really did. All the way through. I'm sorry I did because I wasted a part of my life I can't get back. I can't believe all the 5 star reviews. Read morePublished 23 months ago by grassroots granny
This is a wonderful book about ancient history. The narrative really puts flesh on some of the lesser knows people mentioned in the bible between Babylon and the call of Abram. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Unable to rate fairly, as I bought this for a friend and I was never able to read it. It did arrive when it was supposed to, and was in good condition.Published on October 25, 2013 by Terri H.
This is an interesting take on the origin of the universe. some very interesting information about ideas of creation and the creator.
Good for thoughts about creation
I really enjoyed reading this book. The blend of scientific theory and possibility with society's limited world view was challenging and thought provoking. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Jaime Gilliam
If you have ANY interest in the pre-flood world or the first years after the flood, this book is a must-read! It's absorbing from the first paragraph and never lets up from there. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Amenda O. Kiser
A well written book, it really held my interest, I couldn't put it down. An interesting view of events in Genesis with a lot of background research.Published on March 19, 2013 by Samwise
Fascinating and creative work of historical fiction with many plot twists that keep the reader's interest. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by dave12n