PositiveThe RumpusI was surprised to find The First Love Story working against my assumptions in the best ways. The author’s tone is iconoclastic and curious, not reverential and dour. Instead of examining a stale myth, Feiler shows how Adam and Eve have always been and continue to be mutable, rebooted through the ages to suit their times like comic book superheroes ... If all of this rooting through old stories and art sounds a bit dry, it isn’t. Feiler adeptly breaths life into what might have been a dusty intellectual history ... I sometimes wished he’d slow down and settle for a bit longer, though doing so might have yielded a Bible-length tome. The most powerful aspect of The First Love Story is how it positions Adam and Eve as role models for romantics and rebels both.