Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Seed by Fola (Review)

Throughout our lives, many things may lead us to forget who we truly are. Result? Slowly yet inevitably, cages and chains enslave our thoughts and slay our freedoms.

Down the ages, men have thus fallen for hosts of illusions, confusions and fears - except for the seven dreamers whose stories this book contains. These mad truth-seekers (who oddly share the same name) did not follow others' flow to slavery; rather, they heeded a voice in their heads that led them to obsession with an idea long thought extinct, buried beneath the sands of time: The Seed.

In this book you will take a rollicking metaphysical ride that starts in ancient Egypt, moves to the Grand Greek Era, then to Rome, Arab Alexandria, on piratic High Seas, to Switzerland and circuses, into a Christian era interlude, then to modern Egypt (2007) and lastly, to a sort of Garden of Visionary Epiphany that will leaves you on and past the brink of enlightenment...


From reading the synopsis of the book and a sample of it before I accepted to review it, I really thought I would enjoy this book - but I didn't.

I just didn't understand this book at all! There are seven different stories that are all intertwined together with the last story. I found all of them to be short, very confusing, and at times vulgar. Had this not been a book that I received to review, I would not have continued to read it - it was that bad! I have not had a book that I didn't want to finish reading in YEARS!!! Just so you know, I enjoy a broad range of genres, and I really thought that I would enjoy 'The Seed' - but I was VERY mistaken.

There is a scene in the book where God, the devil, and the main character (MC) in that story are gambling. They are each betting on the hope that this MC has (God to save it, the devil to take it, and the MC to keep and gain more). I do not believe that God bets or gambles on anything, and so this was very offensive to me.

In two of the other stories, it talks very crudely about a man's genitalia and also about the physical act between a man and a woman. I felt that these were unnecessary and were only put in the story for shock value. I do not recommend this book.

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done. ***


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