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Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean - review

Not the End of the World - Geraldine McCaughrean

Wonderfully descriptive language is the best (or worst, depending on what is described) part of this creative but flawed retelling of the biblical tale of Noah and the Ark.

As an adult, this is an interesting re-imagining that doesn't shy away from the gruesome, the brutal, or the smelly. As a children's book, these and other elements (kidnapping, slaughter of animals for sacrifice, spousal abuse, animals talking to their gods, etc) are problematic.


This was partially a cover buy while I was on a Noah/flood/rain book buying kick during a rainy week in the Seattle area.  Had I read reviews, I probably would not have purchased it.  While I am giving it three stars for the level of writing and creativity, it is not a book I would recommend.