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Red (The Circle Series) Paperback – July 26, 2009
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A word of warning to those who have not read Black and are thinking of starting with Red, don't. This is not one of those books where what happened in the previous book is backfilled in the current book. Red picks up where it left of, all action, suspense, and exciting plot developments. I don't want to give anything away, but I found the way things developed toward the end of Red very satisfying.
Now it's a long four months wait for White to come out!
I think Ted Dekker is setting the pace and leading the way; I'm excited for the entire Christian Fiction Market, because he just blew the doors wide open! I hope he's busy working on something else!!
I was so upset by the thought of having to wait till September for the third book in the trilogy that I went back to the book store and bought his other titles! "Blink" was consumed in 4 hours...totally loved it!
I love the way Ted Dekker weaves deep truths into the story, how he stretches your mind and heart and changes your reality!
"Red" is the meal. Ted Dekker expands upon his concepts and worlds, entertaining us, spinning a great story, and serving up substance with style. The dream-like world of Thomas Hunter takes on weight--it becomes more real. In the "real" world, the spreading virus and its global threat become parallels for the actual battle playing out on another plane. A spiritual plane. A plane with very real consequences.
As in the first book, we don't get much inner character conflict or change. For me, this can lead to disappointment. But Dekker aims for a larger, symbolic conflict--the struggle of the human soul between darkness and light, between death and life. In this, he succeeds wildly.
I've had my appetizer and my entree...Now I'm waiting for dessert!
The vivid tragedy Dekker paints in this part of the trilogy is astonishing. I have never before found myself yelling "No!" or cheering out loud with a book as I did reading Red. Throughout each chapter, the reader feels an ever-intensifying sense of inevitability from observing wrong choices made with right motives. The characters all emanate genuineness and urgency. Consequently, we empathize with most if not all of them, grudgingly even those in the Horde--the scaly, vicious and revolting enemy of Thomas and the Forest People. As we've come to expect, there is no shortage of shocking revelations either.
Ted Dekker's novels have a trademark underlying theme: romance. In Black, Thomas Hunter's romance with Rachelle flowed like a silk curtain in the wind, graceful and sweet. In Red, romance is equally prevalent, if not more so; but Dekker spins us around with it by throwing completely unexpected plot changes in our way. He leads the reader like a master, allowing our preconceived ideas and human emotion to propel us to conclusions which often turn out to miss the mark. Romance, devotion and valiance soak the characters, and we find ourselves aspiring to be so brave, so loving.Read more ›
In this book, you will finally understand the meaning of the circle. In this book, you will understand what The Great Romance really means. And yes, you will know what Red means. The question is, are you ready for it?
Ted Dekker is Red hot right now, and after watching some counter punching a little with Black, I'm ready for the knock out punch that'll floor us all! There was a lot more detail in this, that was what I really liked. Black was awesome, but left you ultimately wanting more. Well, he gives you more with Red, saying, "Oh yeah!!" White indeed will be something to buckle your seatbelt for, because this time he ain't stopping until the ride is over! VVROOM!!!
This was awesome. So, to everyone who's read up to this point, Elyon's strength!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These books are gripping. I read them years ago when they first came out and am now reading then again. Just as good the second time around. Def one is Dekker's best book seriesPublished 29 days ago by TiggerGirl
This whole trilogy is outstanding. I recommend this series highly. It is hard to put down once you get into it.Published 2 months ago by A. B. Lee
Dekker doesn't disappoint! An intense continuation in the series. Well written, entertaining, and clearly spirituality driven. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lauren Brandenburg
Red is the second book in Ted Dekker’s “Circle Series”. Like the first book, this one follows the story of Thomas Hunter – a man who falls asleep in one reality only to wake up in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donald T.
Mr. Dekker is a good writer. In this story he describes events that can't possibly happen, and makes them seem normal and natural. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Carlyle