He’s BAAACCCKKK… YES!!! I love when Ted Dekker has a new book coming out… and he’s on a role right now! I’m having some trouble keeping up (hush… I’m sure having five kids has nothing to do with this…) with his books and any other reading I want to do… sigh…
However, when I was (ok, so it was everyone who follows Dekker and his management on twitter, but who’s counting?) offered the chance to read and review his newest thriller (before it is released April 13, 2010), I jumped at the chance!
The Bride Collector is about an FBI agent, a mental patient and the serial killer that brought them together. No, I am not kidding. The cast of characters is wide and fun… I mean, where else are you going to get Sherlock Holmes, Casanova and God all in one book? This book is true to Dekker thriller fashion… which has it’s upsides and it’s down. What??? I know, but it’s true… while I like Dekker thrillers, they always leave me a bit disappointed.
And this one, though not the worst by FAR, still has a… I don’t know… disappointing is not really the right way to describe my feelings. It comes down to this… I understand where Dekker is going, and the point he is trying to get across. I don’t really feel he fully pulls it off. He can tell a tale without a doubt. His fantasies are wonderful! The only thriller I’ve not been at least a little disappointed with was Blink (No, I don’t mean Blink of an Eye, but that is another subject to be dealt with at a later time).
So, here’s my thought, if you are just looking for a fun, summer day at the beach read or if you already like Dekker‘s work… this is a good choice. If you are looking for a love story full of action, friction and all things to make your heart sing… this is a good book for you. If you are looking to understand all that is Dekker and why anyone would want to read his tales… you want Black.
And by all means… Dive Deep!