Sleeping Giants is a sci-fi novel that grabbed my attention and kept me reading. Each year when I choose the books for the BookIt club, I try to vary genres and select books that broaden my natural horizons. This one did that! I have heard from several readers who have already finished and loved it, planning to read the next novel in this series.
The novel refers to a Biblical reference, one that isn’t familiar to most people: Genesis 6:1-4 When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not abide in mortals for ever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’ The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterwards—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.
Is the giant in the novel one of these Nephilim? Or is the suggestion that primitive cultures created this biblical story as an explanation of something much more sinister?
I hope you will join us on Thursday, October 19 at 12:30 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church to discuss the book. If you can’t attend that day, join the discussion by commenting here.