[Reading] ➸ Black (The Circle, #1) ➮ Ted Dekker – Thepurelynaturalcompany.co.uk


Black (The Circle, #1) 3.5 starsI love the concept of this book It s one of the most unique books I ve read in awhile But it was not without faults The characterization was kinda bad in the beginning, sometimes the writing was a little eye rolly, the situations a little too convenient Despite the faults, I just co Someone is shooting at Thomas Hunter He runs for his life zig zagging, hiding, and executing some awesome martial arts as men chase him through the streets of Denver But when a silent bullet grazes his head, his world goes black and he wakes up somewhere else In darkness He doesn t know where he is Hideous bats chase him, clawing at him until he loses consciousness again and wakes up back in Denver, in an alley He manages to get to his sister s apartment, clean himself up, and lies down on Someone is shooting at Thomas Hunter He runs for his life zig zagging, hiding, and executing some awesome martial arts as men chase him through the streets of Denver But when a silent bullet grazes his head, his world goes black and he wakes up somewhere else In darkness He doesn t know where he is Hideous bats chase him, clawing at him until he loses consciousness again and wakes up back in Denver, in an alley He manages to get to his sister s apartment, clean himself up, and lies down on the couch.Only to wake up in the strange place again He finds his way out of the scary, dark place and into a perfect land, somewhere in the distant future He meets kind people who embrace him, a beautiful woman, and embarks on an amazing adventure.But still, every time he falls asleep in one worl Few books have such an immersive world that you actually feel like you re living in it when you read it Although this is true about the first book in the ring trilogy being Black by Ted Dekker, the book has some major flaws.Characters sometimes seem unrealistic and do absurd things for seemingly no apparent reason I am constantly reminded of this by the stupid comments that the main character constantly throws out in serious conversations Such as If they don t help us we should nuke them, Few books have such an immersive world that you actually feel like you re living in it when you read it Although this is true about the first book in the ring trilogy being Black by Ted Dekker, the book has some major flaws.Characters sometimes seem unrealistic and do absurd things for seemingly no apparent reason I am constantly reminded of this by the stupid comments that the main character constantly throws out in serious conversa HELLO WORLD, I VE READ A TED DEKKER BOOK At last, now I can be a Normal Person because I ve read the Decidedly Abnormal Books that Ted Dekker writes This book wasinteresting I m really not sure what I think of it All in all, it was kind of a meh read, in my opinionLovely ThingsThe plot Okay, the plot was pretty cool nods The way Dekker intertwined two worlds with two plots that meshed together THAT WAS PRETTY DARN COOL I wasn t a huge fan of the fantasy world, but we ll g HELLO WORLD, I VE READ A TED DEKKER BOOK At last, now I can be a Normal Person because I ve read the Decidedly Abnormal Books that Ted Dekker writes This book wasint SCREAMING FROM THE ABYSS AS I SLOWLY SET THIS BOOK DOWN AHHHH AHHH SORRY ANYWAY COHERENT THOUGHTS AND STUFF This book was absolutely amazing It made me laugh, made me mad, surprised me, got me thinking, and wonderfully showed a side of Elyon that I really needed in my life lately Jaw dropping book. More epic awesomeness from Dekker Since this novel ended on a cliffhanger, I do believe that I will be purchasing the next book in the series very soon else I might go mad with anticipation Update 1 31 2013 Slowly closes book Wipes sweat from brow Pauses briefly to reflect upon the meaning of life Reaches for recently acquired copy of Red.I m glad that I decided to reread this before picking up Red because there is soooooo much I forgot about Like this little snippet from Thomas s dive int More epic awesomeness from Dekker Since this novel ended on a cliffhanger, I do believe that I will be purchasing the next book in the series very soon else I might go mad with anticipation Update 1 31 2013 Slowly closes book Wipes sweat from brow Pauses briefly to reflect upon the meaning of life Reaches for recently acquired copy of R Enter An Adrenaline Laced Epic Where Dreams And Reality CollideFleeing His Assailants Through Deserted Alleyways, Thomas Hunter Narrowly Escapes To The Roof Of A Building Then A Silent Bullet From The Night Clips His Headand His World Goes BlackFrom The Blackness Comes An Amazing Reality Of Another World A World Where Evil Is Contained A World Where Thomas Hunter Is In Love With A Beautiful Woman Then He Remembers The Dream Of The Chase As He Reaches To Touch The Blood On His HeadWhere Does The Dream End And Reality Begin Every Time He Falls Asleep In One World, He Awakes In The Other Both Facing Catastrophic Disaster Thomas Is Being Pushed Beyond His Limitseven Beyond The Limits Of Space And TimeBlack Is An Incredible Story Of Evil And Rescue, Betrayal And Love, Pursuit And Death, And A Terrorist S Threat Unlike Anything The Human Race Has Ever KnownSome Say The World Hangs In The Balance Of Every Choice We Make Now The Fate Of Two Worlds Hangs In The Balance Of One Man S Choice Black has been on my to read list for almost as long as I have been on Goodreads.A couple of weeks ago, totally out of the blue, my girlfriend asked me about the series and if I had read it She had somehow stumbled across it, which is odd because genres of the fantastic aren t usually her thing although I have been feeding her some of Stephen King s greats, and she s loved them, so I guess all bets are off now.Anyways, I told her I hadn t read it but it had been on my list for years She load Black has been on my to read list for almost as long as I have been on Goodreads.A coup Ted Dekker is supposed to be a pretty good writer I would not assent to that proposition based on this book Based on the high ratings and good reviews of this work on.com, I had hoped this would be a good introduction to the author and a fun, but challenging, read I could barely finish it.The one thing Mr Dekker does well here is create two distinct worlds and keep the protagonist and the reader wondering which one is real Is it the world that seems to be our own, with all of its war Ted Dekker is supposed to be a pretty good writer I would not assent to that proposition based on this book Based on the high ratings and good reviews of this work on.com, I had hoped this would be a good introduction to the author and a fun, but challenging, read I could barely finish it.The one thing Mr Dekker does well here is c I would highly recommend this book to anyone I know This was written about the Chronicles of Narnia on wikipedia.org but applies to the Color Trilogy as well The series contains many allusions to traditional Christian ideas, however, the books can also be read purely for their adventure, colour, and richness of ideas Even if you are not a Christian, I believe you will enjoy this book because it IS a metaphor In fact, even as a Christian, I didn t understand what the metaphor was until t I would highly recommend this book to anyone I know This was written about the Chronicles of Narnia on wikipedia.org but applies to the C


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About the Author: Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.