In Pursuit Of Giants

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Slowly, quietly, a monstrous creature entered the camp of the Akalbasars. Jared stopped struggling with his bindings and lay as still as possible when he saw the huge beast. Grendoth! For a few moments the animal looked over the scene before it. A low growl arose from deep within its throat. Then it leaned down, using its small front legs for support, and swallowed whole the first Akalbasar in front of it.

Book: In Pursuit Of Giants by Peter R. Sterling and Augustus R. Kelvin, Ol’ Bune Publishing, 1995
The Chronicles of Seth: In Pursuit of Giants 
Genre: Suspense, Adventure
Target Audience: Boys 16+
Subjects: Cannibalism, Biblical History, Trust in God
Summary: His beloved and three of her friends have been captured by the Nephilites and Jared will stop at nothing to get them back! He follows them through the dreaded jungle filled with dinosaur beasts and cannibals, facing death over and over again as he desperately tries to catch up to them.
Notes: Determining genre was hard for this book. It claims to be a focus on history, what it might have been live to live between the time of banishment from the Garden of Eden and the time of the Flood, specifically focusing on the line of Seth and how they continued to follow God and pursue what was right. But it’s pretty hard to say this is just an ordinary historical fiction book. First, there’s no record of what life was like at that time. The Bible mentions very little about that time. Second, it was more like a horror story! Vicious dinosaurs coming out of everywhere and killing numbers of people! When it wasn’t dinosaurs doing the killing, it was the Nephilites. When it wasn’t them, it was the Akalbasars – a cannibal tribe of people. It was disgusting! There wasn’t much beauty to be found in this story. It was just a horror story, not much more. Sure the main character trusted God and the Nephilites scorned the Sethites for their legendary honesty and devotion to God, but the disgustingness of the book kind of made everything else in the book seem secondary.
Recommendation Scale: 1/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


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