I liked the start: ‘In the beginning..’ as it reminded me of my ambient dance music days where I heard this sampled a fair bit. After that it got confusing.
One thing I hate in books and films is internal inconsistency; if plots are twisted because the director has got lost I lose all patience with the story. One example of this is Highlander 2 where the director does not seem to have even watched the first film; the Bible is a bit like that.
In the first page and a half the character called God creates light twice and then creates humans twice, in two different ways. On page 1 birds and animals are created before man and then, a page later, are created after man. This was not a good start.
The God character is also confusing as he sometimes talks about ‘us’. Of course it may be a clever plot line and God may have some form of multiple personality that develops later in the story. He also does not come across as very likable. By page 7 he is already lying when he tells a minor character, Adam, he will die at once if he eats a fruit and then Adam lives to be 930. God follows this up by throwing a strop, stopping humans from being immortal and then stopping them working in harmony when they try and build a tower.
The sloppy editing continues as the list of, Adam’s son, Cain’s children is the same as Adam’s other son Seth; a well is named on three different occasions and a character called Abraham seems to prostitute his wife out to different kings and this happens again with his son’s wife.
Despite humour, such as people making pacts by grabbing each other’s testicles like something out of Borat: ‘he put his hand between Abrahams thighs’ the general shoddiness makes it difficult to read, so when it came to the Joseph character from the reality TV musical I gave up.