December 04, 2009

Book Review: Green by Ted Dekker

I was eager to get my hands on a copy of Ted Dekker’s Green. I had devoured the first three books in the trilogy series and had the highest of hopes for this latest installment.

Considered “Book 0” in the series, I was a little confused at how this could be considered both the first and the last book. The book continues Thomas Hunter’s journey against the evil Horde, while we follow alongside the president day evil, trying to catch up with Thomas in the future.

As with the other 3 books, I loved the imagery Dekker paints for his reader. The literal translation of sin (via the Horde’s skin ailment) is a great reminder of just how horrible sin is. Like the Horde, we claim that we’re fine, yet our actions of trying to conceal our sin say differently.

I mostly liked this book, my only problem is with the ending. I can’t say too much without giving it away, but it just didn’t happen liked I wanted. That’s probably more a defect of my own rather than the book’s. For a fantasy novel, I wanted less of a realistic ending.

And you’ll have to email me if you’ve read it for an explanation – because realistic wouldn’t be the first word I’d use to describe the ending.

Confused yet?

Just go read the book so we can chat about it already!!


  1. Thanks, I really do have a wonderful mother in law! Have a great weekend. It is supposed to snow here. Two years in a row...what's happening to SE Texas!!

  2. My daughter is devouring this book right now. I have read the other three and have to read this one. I'm interested in the ending!

  3. I want to go pick it up now. I have never read his books before, but one of my friends will buy his book the day they come out.

  4. Hubby's trying to finish that book today!!! So it's like I'm reading it since he paraphrases what he reads to me.


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