Rainbo Book Reviews logo

Review of "The Bible of Clay" by Julia Navarro

The Bible of Clay image
The Bible of Clay
by Julia Navarro

$24.00 Suggested Retail Price

Julia Navarro's new novel takes place in Iraq shortly before the first Gulf War. Iraqi archeologist Clara Tannenberg has discovered two tablets that refer to another set of tablets written centuries before papyrus which hold Abraham's story of the creation of the world. The discovery threatens the teachings of many different faiths and sets off a competition to find the new "clay Bible" between good guys and bad guys. It's a story reminiscent of Agatha Christie, but without Christie's craftsmanship. It's a compelling idea, but never quite fulfills the promise it makes in the beginning.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our May, 2008 issue.

See our reviews of recent works from Bantam that you might enjoy:

Super in the City
by Daphne Uviller
ISBN: 978-0-385-34269-8

Meet Zephyr Zuckerman, a bright and highly educated young woman who finds herself agreeing to become the superintendent of her parent's Greenwich Village brownstone after the previous super is arrested…[more]

Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men
by Rex Stout
ISBN: 978-0-553-38545-8

Featuring one of the most popular fictional detectives of the 20th century, these two Nero Wolfe novels are excellent examples of why Rex Stout's work achieved that status…[more]

See our current Fiction reviews.