Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Crashing Eden by Michael Sussman (A Review)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Crashing Eden by Michael Sussman (A Review)

For one boy and his friends, the path to Paradise comes at a cost- one they may not be prepared to pay.
When a biking accident leaves 17-year-old Joss Kazdan with the ability to hear things others can't, reality as he knows it begins to unravel.
A world of legends exists beyond the ordinary life he's always known, and he is transported to the same Paradise he's studying in World Mythology. But the strange gets even stranger when his new friends build a device that delivers people through the gates of the Garden of Eden.
Now Samael, the Creator God, is furious. As Samael rains down his apocalyptic devestation on the ecstacy-seeking teens, Joss and his companions must find a way to appease Samael- or the world will be destroyed forever.

My review:
I have never read a book quite like this one before. Beginning as teen fiction, travelling through dystopian and then onto fantasy, this novel has it all. I found it thought-provoking, challenging  and entertaining all at the same time. I loved Joss' character. I also enjoyed the explanations of how the book's events related to world mythology (although these passages might be a little long for those less interested in myths than myself).
I really recommend this read to anyone who enjoys exploring what it means to be human. Fans of dystopia, science fiction, and myths would also get a lot out of this book.

I was provided with this book in exchange for an honest review.

Action Reader's Action: Consider what actions you could take to bring 'paradise' to our world

What would be your idea of Paradise?

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