2 out of 4 stars
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The kind of evil that provoked God to cause the flood that wiped out millions of people during the time of Noah is a Biblical fact that we may never fully comprehend. From the creation of Adam and Eve, the fall of Cain and the increase of evil throughout the world to the building of the Ark, Noah stood out as a Bible character that portrayed extraordinary obedience to God. Robert M. Pollack’s The Sixth and Seventh Day Man: A Trilogy is based on the initial generations of mankind up to the time of the flood.
The book has 500+ pages. Book One revolves around the family of Adam and Eve with a special focus on the fall of Cain and the way he was banished from his homeland. Book Two is about the kind of life that Cain and his wife built for themselves in the land of Nod, their new home, and how they prospered. It also introduces an interesting feature of the Book of Enoch. Book Three takes the reader to the family of Methuselah, Noah’s grandfather, and how influential the family was during their times.
Although the book uses Bible names and stories and is written by a born again Christian, it may upset many Christians, especially due to the presence of detailed descriptions of crime, murder, and sex scenes. I was not happy with the way the author picked Bible stories and wrote them in a manner that would offend Christians. Although I understand that there was a need to show just how vile the people of Noah’s generation were, I do not think it was necessary to include strong explicit murder, sex, and horror scenes. One may even doubt the author’s born-again status.
I liked the adventure aspect of the book. In book one, Cain and his wife left their home in search of a place they could call home. They traveled to the land of Nod, a place they had never been to before, using Captain Nebon’s ship. The journey through the waters was not an easy one and I always looked forward to the next surprise element that the author would pull into the story. In Book Two, Enoch’s walk with God revealed many things including the creation of a map to the Land of Adam through the great Turbin Mountains. There were also other phenomenal events, such as the journey of Emperor Rama-Dan-Doo to the city that was created by Cain. In addition, the series of events that led to the collapse of the two main cities happened in a mysterious way. Later on in Book Three, the discovery of the Book of Enoch and how Noah, his wife, and Lamech used it to trace the home of their forefathers came with its load of adventure.
The contrast between the Sixth Day Man and the Seventh Day Man was mainly based on race and belief in God. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is easily offended by issues of racial discrimination and people who are strongly religious. Readers who don’t mind such will enjoy reading the book. It is not appropriate for children.
2 out of 4 is my rating for this book. I noted several grammatical and typographical errors that claimed a star. I did not like the explicit scenes of murder, sex, and a whole lot of horror, which made me knock out another star. I didn’t give it a lower rating because the author showed great mastery in world-building.
The Sixth and Seventh Day Man....A TRILOGY
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