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Deluge: Stories of Survival & Tragedy in the Great Flood (Biblical Legends Anthology Series) Paperback – November 30, 2015
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Editor Allen Taylor is a poet and fiction writer who has realized a need for a retelling of some of history's most enduring legends. He is the owner and publisher at Garden Gnome Publications.
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I can only think of one out of the entire mix that left me going "blah, blah..." but maybe it's because the whole alien "seeded" idea has been overdone. Or maybe it's just me.
Otherwise, each story was compelling in its own and instinctively I know the editor had a hard time putting this anthology together. You might not realize it, but "weird" does NOT translate to easy and many of these authors did a supreme job with the weirdness.
Take, for example, the story "The Fields of Nephilim" by Alex S. Johnson. Sorry, but the last name of the author will make you chuckle when you read this tale which includes such philosophical renderings as "Meanwhile, the fall of the Nephilim continued. Among the daughters of the people of Earth were the first Hos, called the Hohim, who craved the colossal tools of the Nephilim and did suck upon..." you get my meaning. lol
My eyes were wet with tears while reading that one...very clever Mr. Johnson. Indeed.
All in all, worth the read my friends. Just do it. ;-)
All of the stories and poetic prose in this book are excellent work. Do you want to know what a day in the life of God is like? Do you want to experience the slow flooding of the world with water, as you climb higher and higher to live? Do you just want to experience strange twists to the general theme of the Flood that you never thought of before? If you answered any of these questions with a 'yes', then this is the book for you.
Every story in this book was entertaining to me, but there were a few of them that I considered my favorites. Among these were Dreams of the Moon by Lorina Stephens, Aqualung by Anne Carly Abad, Fields of the Nephilim by Alex S. Johnson, The Sharptooth by Terry Alexander, and Angelblood by Frank Sawielijew. You might want to read the stories. You definitely need to keep your eyes on these Writers.
Aqualung is prose on the subject that tickled my meaning bone, Fields of the Nephilim is just plain funny (and a little bit randy), and the other three tales bring strange tones to the subject matter that most readers will appreciate.
The stories are all loosely based on the story of the Biblical Flood, but do not let that bother you. Even if you are intensely antireligious, these stories will bother you in their own right, not because of any religious content.
All in all, I would give this book a well-deserved five stars. Read it. You will not regret it.