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Anyone read Dark Eden?

(9 Posts)
jimjamspam Fri 21-Aug-15 12:38:57

sociological / theological Sci fi. Halfway through and absolutely loving it. Anyone else?

Calfon Sat 22-Aug-15 07:43:49

I read a great review when it first came out and have it on my kindle since but not got around to it yet.

CoteDAzur Sat 22-Aug-15 07:50:22

Yes! I liked it. There's a sequel I'm looking forward to read but not at £15.58 shock

Why did you call it "theological"?

Sadik Sat 22-Aug-15 12:33:46

No, but it's on my list to read. Thanks for the reminder!

jimjamspam Sat 22-Aug-15 14:52:32

I think the lost tribe is quite Old Testament, human nature, Cain & Abel etc. but maybe that's just me!

CoteDAzur Sat 22-Aug-15 21:57:19

IIRC they weren't a lost tribe so much as a tribe formed from the descendants of several lost people.

I didn't get a Biblical feel from this book, at all. I'd be interested to know if you still have that feeling when you finish it.

MinesAPintOfTea Sat 22-Aug-15 22:00:16

The languageblinks to the old testement, yes, but I also didn't feel it was biblical as much as a comment on our cultural frame of reference.

I will get the sequel eventually.

ShadowLine Wed 26-Aug-15 09:22:10

I loved this.

I suppose the ways they remembered and talked about their ancestors could be interpreted as religious, but this didn't feel at all Old Testament to me.

And yes Cote as I remember it, the whole tribe was descended from a single pair of castaways.

I'll be putting the sequel on my to-read list once it's at a more affordable price.

Sadik Sun 30-Aug-15 15:48:16

I really enjoyed it, as did dd. I'd actually agree with jimjams, I felt it did have a biblical feel with echoes of both the Fall and Moses leading the Jews through the wilderness. Did anyone else wonder if John was named as a nod to the Savage in Brave New World?

DD & I went halves on a 2nd hand US paperback copy from Abebooks as a more affordable option - just need to wait for it to arrive now!

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