The Old Testament re-imagined through poetry, verse, closet drama, e-mail, and short story. "A QUOTIDIAN BOOK OF SCRIPTURE CONTAINING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE JUICIEST PORTIONS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT."...
|Title||:||The Fob Bible|
|Number of Pages||:||282 Pages|
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The Fob Bible Reviews
This was such a weird reading experience for me. I started this book a little warily and ended up really liking it--but it took me a long time to get there. Like any multi-author anthology there are going to be parts you like and parts you don't like. For me a lot of the poetry ended up feeling like filler--with a few exceptions (I really liked "Weary")--but I think that's more a reflection of my own personal aesthetic than the quality of the poetry. What really won me over though were a few of the short stories. "Blood-Red Fruit" and "The Book of Job's Wife" really blew me away. Amazing stuff. I actually read those stories more than once because I found them so moving and interesting. The Jonah story was also very well done. The story about Alphalad lost me. But again, this is probably due to my own aesthetic preferences and not because the story wasn't well done. The thing I wanted most with this book was a reader's group or class. I just wanted to stop and examine it and talk about it because it was dense reading. In a good way.
Okay, I am a little biased because I have a piece in this book. I was lucky to work with each of the others because we are all Fobs (Friends of Ben). Ben led a writing group that included an eclectic mix of writers and individuals. Enough about the authors, why should you read this book? Well it is not quite the bible you've read in church. People and places have been reinvisioned and rewritten in poems, short stories, etc.
oh wow, was this ever up my alley. maybe more on it later... but, wow.