I like anything Dekker, but this one did not feel like a full story by itself (more like a sub-story of another book) Had a few nice twists and began really well. Got muddy in the middle, with an 'aha!' at the end. A few references to other books kept it interesting, but you would not have any idea of there connection unless you have read several of his other books. If I was introducing a new reader to Ted Dekker, I certainly would avoid this one until after a few other of his series.
In typical Ted Dekker fashion, this book opened strong, with a big bang, and had me on the edge of my seat. However, just over halfway through the book, when I could clearly see what was going on, and the allegory was a little too obvious, I lost interest. I had to force myself to finish the book.
Keeping the plot "some way" believable / plausable
The story changed direction eratically .... a bland enough start ..... gaining traction and direction, then became more and more ridiculous. I think I got to chapter 23/24 and simply, could not listen to it anymore. It was my first Ted Dekker experience and sorry Ted, unfortunatley, my last.
The Narrator did an excellent job with really bad material
stupid story. I have read previously books by Ted Dekker and liked them but this book was not worth writing or reading.
No one. As a writer myself I am perfectly aware of what incredible tales one can concoct -- Ted Dekker does just that in what seems like a very promising book. But when that same writer has no idea where he's going -- IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF. It is down right infuriating. Dekker paints an extremely interesting premise - two kids trapped accidentally in a mental hospital where all kinds of crazy things in and out of reality take place but apparently Dekker doesn't even know which is which himself. This book leads nowhere. This book should be arrested for being such a %^$@ waste of time.
Figured out what he was writing about. What was his story? What happened in the end to the other central character -- my god there were only two - you'd think he could figure it out.
He must have written this in middle school after a born-again experience. Perfectly awful, horrible narration... a true waste of time. Sad, because Dekker usually writes well and constructs great stores.
I think so, because it's a bit of mind bender and sometimes they are fun to read/listen to again
The real or not real aspect.
who's the crazy one
Great book, decent climax, kinda fun how the ending ties into another (several other) series of Ted Dekker - though if you've never read Showdown it probably makes little sense.
The lack of story line...no plot. This book was a meandering through a drug induced hallucination and was not worth the paper on which it was written.
Someone who could pronounce the word "couldn't" correctly.
All of them.