Friday, December 27, 2013

Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker

Many thanks to Net Galley and Worthy publishing for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
Who am I?

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.

I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.

Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die.

So who are you?

In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Black, Showdown and Three unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.

Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally.
This insomniac's opinion:
I've heard about the writing of Ted Dekker from several fellow readers and was excited to give one of his novels a try. Unfortunately, it is not for me. At all.
The characters were insipid and not well fleshed out. The novel is supposed to be scary, but it so unbelievable that I was not, in any way, frightened. For any situation to be scary, you have to believe it could actually happen, right? This was a convoluted tale that was reminiscent of a bad horror flick that was made for teen audiences And, the Christian spin at the end? Unimaginative and cheesy. Pass on this one, friends.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Um, no.
Rating: 1 star

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