My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed it. I author achieved his stated purpose in the into–enabled me to imagine the events of the lives of Adam and Eve in fresh, interesting ways.
One weakness is the story. The book doesn’t follow classic story structure forms, so it has a feel of “…then this happened, then this happened, then this …”
Also, the dialogue is a bit of a weakness. The language is mostly very formal. Even children, under age 5, say things like, “I do not desire to eat that.” Yet in other times, characters use informal colloquialisms, like “how should I know?”
On the positive side, the author does an amazing joy portraying the ramifications of “in the day you eat of it you will surely die.” Life becomes very hard, especially in the areas of the curse (their marriage and making a living).