November 5, 2009

Green by Ted Dekker

Dekker's back at it...he added a fourth novel, Book 0, to what was the Circle Trilogy (which now makes it the Circle Series, I guess).

To be honest, I wasn't sure what I'd think. I really like the Circle Trilogy having read all 3 books twice, but I felt like they were pretty complete.

Well, I was wrong. Not only does Green answer a lot of questions you have after reading Black, Red, and White, it provides it's own intrigue, new characters, and, as promised by the idea of a circle, brings you back to page 1 of Black.

What made Green unique for me was the way that it speaks to current day Christianity in it's fractured state. The things that broke up the Circle are the very things we see today splitting churches and dividing denominations.

was written as either a completion or the beginning of the series, and it functions as either. Personally, I think it makes more sense to read them in the order they were written, so if you're new to the series, I'd definitely recommend starting with Black. In a way, though, Green provides the clarity and depth to Black just as Lewis's The Magician's Nephew does for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Basically, either way works.

As long as you read them. I can't speak any more highly of the series. See my review of Black for more on this suspense/fantasy series.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo. Gotta read this one. I have to say that the circle trilogy wasn't as fast-paced as some of his newer books (that I read first), so it took me longer to read them. But the story sticks with you. Off to check out the library database...


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