Sunday, December 31, 2023

A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet


A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet was my final read for 2023. I listened to the unabridged audio version of this novel, which was well narrated by Xe SandsListening time for A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet is 5 hours, 34 minutes.

I first learned about
 A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet from Dorothy at The Nature of Things. She gave A Children's Bible a 5 star rating, so I decided to give this novel a go. I wasn't disappointed. 

A Children's Bible is the first novel I've read by Lydia Millet. Her writing is wonderful. I will most likely read another one of her novels in the future. I think this novel is pretty deep without being over the top, pretentious, or preachy. I also liked how the story is told through Eve's point of view. Eve is one of the teenagers. The teenagers in this novel seem more mature than their parents are and they deal with life much better than their parents do.

Below is the publisher's summary for A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet from. Chirp's website:

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group’s ringleaders—including Eve, who narrates the story—decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm. A Children’s Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide—and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

I am giving A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!

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