Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker
My name is Christy Snow. I’m seventeen and I’m about to die. I’m buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I’m lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won’t stop shaking.
Some will say that I’m not really here. Some will say I’m delusional. Some will say that I don’t even exist. But who are they? I’m the one buried in a grave.
My name is Christy Snow. I’m seventeen. I’m about to die.
So who are you?
In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Showdown and Three unforgettable, Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.
Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally.
Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of over 30 novels. Heralded as a "master of suspense" by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands. Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals in Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.
My Review: Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker
This is the first book that I have read by Ted Dekker. It started right off into a story grabbing my attention. I thought the book was going to go a different way. I was wrong. You never know where it is going to go. It has some deep discussions about sane or in sane. Is someone delusional or in reality.
Sometimes I was so mixed up and trying to understand where the story was going. Who was right or good guys or bad guys. This has many layers to the story. Their are a lot of twists and turns to the story.
The characters are interesting. Christy is 17 and alone in the world. She has no memory before the age of 13. Right away you feel for her. I would hate being so alone in the world.
Austin is a very smart guy. He is taking classes at Harvard. He too has no memory of his childhood. He suffers with major headaches.
He wants to help Christy when he gets her message that she was trapped. They were drawn to each other because they both had no memories about their younger years.
I think Eyes Wide Open was released first as 4 books. To me I only see one book. It would have really been confused reading each part of the book alone and waiting for the next part.
I would be interested in reading more from Ted Dekker in the future.
It definitely made me use my brain to read this book and understand where it was going.
I was given this book by Worthy Publishing and Netgalley ebook. In return I agreed to give honest review of book and be part of its blog tour.
1/21/2014 PUB Worth Publishing 277 pages ISBN: 9781617952739
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