Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Book Review: The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker

I just finished reading The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker for the second time. Why have I read it twice? Because it's just that good.

The Circle trilogy consists of the books Black, Red, and White. Actually, I've read the first book of the trilogy three times now.

From the first page of the first book to the last page of the last book, Dekker keeps the action moving. Don't sit down to read The Circle without plenty of time on your hands: it's a hard series to put down.

Imagine existing in two different realities at the same time. When you're asleep in one, you're awake in the other, and you're conscious of each reality in either. But you're the only one who is. To further complicate things, you carry both knowledge snd skills from one reality to the other, which results in a virus being unleashed in this reality -- where you're sitting and reading this right now -- that threatens the extinction of humankind.

No explanation of the story line can do justice to this compelling work of fiction. You have to read it for yourself to appreciate it. It's one of my all-time favorites, and it's sure to be yours.

Joe

4 comments:

Anna said...

Awesome. I'll be reading the Trilogy for the 3rd time this summer. Good job spreading the word! =)

Average Joe American said...

Though it's not actually a part of the same story, if you enjoyed The Circle, you should look into Showdown, which is tied to The Circle by the Books of Histories.

I enjoyed it as well!

Joe

Rachel B said...

Have your read Green yet? It's the BEGINNING and the END all rolled into one! It completes the circle! :P I'm about half-way through at the moment.

~Rachel

Average Joe American said...

Yes, I have read Green. Probably the best of the entire Circle saga, second only to Black. It makes you wonder how much he had planned in advance before putting the first word down.

You can find my review of Green here.

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