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The Preservationist
The Preservationist
Author: David Maine
"Noe says, -I must build a boat. — -A boat, she says. — -A ship, more like. I'll need the boys to help, he adds as an afterthought. — -We're leagues from the sea, she says, or any river big enough to warrant a boat. — This conversation is making Noe impatient. -I've no need to explain myself to you. — -And when you're done, she says carefully, we'll ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312328481
ISBN-10: 0312328486
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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tish avatar reviewed The Preservationist on + 384 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
if you enjoyed books like The Red Tent because of the "behind the scenes" of bible stories; this book is for you!
the story is what happens after noah is told by Yahweh that he has to build an ark.can you imagine what it was like having to tell your spouse something like that???
at times silly...at time sad...at times unbelievable but all in all a good read!
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Helpful Score: 3
VERY good book. Entertaining, made me laugh out loud a few times with great combacks from Noah's sons. Good read all around.
susiepie avatar reviewed The Preservationist on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A very interesting perspective on the times of Noah (spelled "Noe" in this book per the 1914 Douay Bible, translated from the 1609 edition) and his family. If you've ever wondered what it might have been like to live through those 40 days and 40 nights, I highly recommend this novel! It fleshes out the stories of Noah, his sons, and their wives - all from their own unique viewpoints.
vprosser avatar reviewed The Preservationist on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. It gives a behind the scenes look at Noah & his family...how they actually got the animals, what the 40 days & 40 nights were like. HOWEVER, it's not something you would consider coming from anyone super religious...it's more of some guy's idea of what happened and developing a story, at times tawdry, about it. Not meant to be taken literally, but just something to think about from a very different perspective.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good storyline. Lots of sex and language, only thing to look out for.
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This book opens with sexual encounters which are not loving but just sex. I tried to finish the book but just couldn't. This book was a disappointment.
24speedracer avatar reviewed The Preservationist on + 42 more book reviews
I really liked reading Maine's take on the "Noah's Ark" story. It was interesting to see these characters come to life. Highly recommended.
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This is a wonderful, witty retelling of the Noah and the Ark story. It follows Noah and his family through the building of the ark, the fetching of the animals and the voyage itself. There is incredible depth of character and storytelling here. Maine has followed the Bible story and embellished it based on his knowledge of the place and the time. It raises questions and answers some. If you like this, consider reading Fallen, the Cain and Abel story.