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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Black Review

Author: Ted Dekker
"Fleeing assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head . . . and his world goes black.

From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. But then he remembers the dream of being chased through an alleyway as he reaches to touch the blood on his head. Where does the dream end and reality begin? Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakens in the other. Yet in both, catastrophic disaster awaits him . . . may even be caused by him.

Some 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 choices."
-Summary from the back of Black
Characters: Excellent! The characters in Black are interesting and colorful, each with flaws, but none so mistake-ridden that they’re annoying.
4/5

Location: Great! This book has one of the best settings I’ve found outside of The Lord of the Rings! Both worlds in this book have enough detail that you can get a picture of the setting, but not so much that it overwhelms you.
4/5

Plot:  Amazing! This plot is something fairly new and unusual for me, a definite plus. It’s well-drawn, and though complex, not so complicated that it’s confusing. Always exciting, funny when it needs to be, serious when the situation calls for seriousness, this plot is excellent!
4/5

Other: Although this is officially the strangest book I’ve ever read, it is excellent! The highly unusual method of travel between worlds, along with the amazing characters and action-packed plot, make this a tale well worth reading.

Overall Rating: 4/5

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