This was a thought-provoking and enjoyable read. Scott Card admits that he took some liberties with the Biblical facts and you must know that going into the read. That said, it is interesting, exciting, and frames Sarah as an extremely important part of Abraham's journey through life.
Wow, this is a slowly paced book and an even slower read narriation. I found myself putting my ipod playback speed on 'faster' to try to make it bearable. If I had it to buy again, I would pass.
Not any biblical books. He took the story of Sarah the matriarch of the Hebrew nation and turned it into a sweet fairy tail. If you want to read a more truthful account (even though they are still all fiction) Read "Sarah" by Marek Halter. It is much closer to biblical accounts as to what actually happened during this time. I am familiar with Old and New Testament and Mr Card who is a wonderful writer of SiFi just tried to make this into a more Christian tale. It doesn't work,
No. First it is a poor account of the matriarch, 2 it was made to sound to much like a Christian story, 3 many of the thing that happened he cleaned up and made it fit his story line. Sarah was not given to Abraham by her father, Abraham came and had to take her from the city. Many facts were just wrong. That really bothered me. I am an Atheist, however as I said I have studied the text of both Old and New Testament. (which I believe are both great works of fiction) none the less you can't change what happened unless you're making a completely different story.
The performance was passionless, just like the story it's self. This is a story about a man and a woman who started a nation. Not a teenage fling.
Glad I read the other "Sarah" first by Marek Halter. (A world of difference in story line and narration; Bernadette Dune. Much more passion and emotion about the beliefs and how they came upon them
Abraham didn't believe for sure in the one God until after he and Sarah marry and are many years in turmoil. Mr. Card makes you believe that Abraham brought the one god to Sarah before they married. NOT. Many facts are wrong. and Mr. Card really pushes the Christian edge to this story. Mr Card is a Mormon so his writing will reflect that. I feel badly that the author of "The End Game" was a real disappointment.
Very disappointed in this book coming from Orson Scott Card. He missed a great opportunity to have this epic story told from Sarah's point of view come alive.