Monday, January 14, 2013

Unseen - Part 3 of Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker - REVIEWED

About the Book:
EYES WIDE OPEN is a novel that challenges the status quo as Ted often does, but it also stretches the idea of how stories themselves are told.This wild ride is one seamless novel written and initially released as four (4) sequential shorter books or episodes (Identity, Mirrors, Unseen, Seer) delivered weekly as 75 page eBooks before the full 300 page story (Eyes Wide Open) comes out on Feb 4th in both paperback and eBook formats.Think of each shorter eBook as a TV episode and Eyes Wide Open as the full season. Much like some of Ted's favorites, Dexter and Homeland, each episode ends on a cliffhanger that is continued in the next.

My Thoughts:

Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember your childhood?”  (Christy to Austin)

Oh. My.  These two characters have really entered a most hellish place by the time Christy says these words to Austin.  They are in a place of inescapable horror, and no matter what they do, they find themselves descending into an abyss of confusion and – dare I say it? -   delusion.

Or do they?  That’s the real question by the time you reach the end of the third section of Eyes Wide Open.  Events occur – disturbing events – and then other events occur that sort of make the previous ones of no import.  In short, the reader starts to really question what is really going on within the pages of this story.

And I think this is just what Dekker intends.  He is taking the reader into the minds of these broken, lost, enslaved characters and allowing the reader to experience their hopelessness, their helplessness and their total inability to do anything about their circumstances. So where does that leave us?  Waiting for the fourth and final segment of the story of course!!  And feeling very uneasy about the way things are going for our characters…..

About the Author:
Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.

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