Book Reviews of Black (Circle Trilogy, Bk 1)

Black (Circle Trilogy, Bk 1)
Black - Circle Trilogy, Bk 1
Author: Ted Dekker
ISBN-13: 9781595540218
ISBN-10: 1595540210
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: WestBow Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
This book was completely awesome. The first 30 pages or so were a bore, but gave you a lot of needed info.

Thomas Hunter has a special gift. When he falls asleep in one world, he wakes up in the next. At first, everything is great until he learns information that changes reality as it is. What he does in one world can effect what happens in another. Ted Dekker wrote an amazing book. I love it!
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Helpful Score: 4
Fantastic Book! Read it in 3 days. One of those books that once you start reading you can't stop and can't think abut anything except getting back to reading it. A modern day thriller, page turner from the first page to the next book in the series!! Another great Ted Dekker success.
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Helpful Score: 4
Book one of a trilogy, I waited until I got all three before starting and believe me, you will want to read book two and three soon after. A very good story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Christian Fiction; loved this book; and the series! This book made me want to read on into #2
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Helpful Score: 2
I could not put this book down, sadly I finished it yesterday :(
Sad only because I am waiting for the next two to complete the trilogy.
This is the first book of Ted Dekker I have read, and it blew me away!

I have since ordered every available book he has.
A fantastic story teller! Leaves you wanting more!!!

A definite must read :D I absolutely loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
If you have never read any Ted Dekker books you are missing out. I have read the majority of all of his books but, this series is the best! It is fun, suspenseful, and it plays out the Christian faith in so many ways that it is amazing. Truly inspired :)
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is based on the most basic concept of dreams actually being reality (or is reality being a dream). This concept is found in the Bible and in many religions and belief systems.

Dekker creates a compelling plot. One man lives in the future, while similtaneously living in the past. With his knowledge from one life, he attempts to fix the previous.

The writing style is pretty good. The dialogue is natural. While the characters aren't cardboard, they aren't exactly three dimensional.

But the book itself is just...boring.

I'm over 150 pages in and even though it's a "quick read" for me, I can't bring myself to spend any more time in it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Do not read this before bed unless you don't plan to sleep. It is very exciting.
You will want to read the whole trilogy!
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Helpful Score: 2
This story was a little tricky to follow in the beginning, as the author presents two parallel story lines and the reader is not sure at first which is real and which is (perhaps) a dream. But before long, the reader finds himself caught up in this world of double-realities and the situations the main character finds himself in. Not surprisingly, then end of the book leaves you hanging and clamouring for the sequel, Red.
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Helpful Score: 2
Ted Dekker brilliantly creates a mythical world which parallel's this world. It took many chapters to "get into" the plot but when I did, I WAS HOOKED and FLEW through the second half!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
HMMMM. I did like this book, but did not love it. It's more of a Science Fiction/Fantasy. I had to ask others who've read this book to help me along so I could understand it a bit better.
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Helpful Score: 1
The beginning of it all. Good luck trying to distinguish which reality is real. I've read the trilogy and I still can't figure it out. A great start to a wonderful series!
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Helpful Score: 1
black is an incredible story of evil and rescue ,betrayel and love, pursuit and death .only hunter can stop it and he has been killed-twice.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Can't wait to read the rest.
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Helpful Score: 1
Was not sure at first if I would like this book, but once I started into it I could not seem to pull myself away from it. I am glad that all of the series is already published so that I do not have to wait to read the next in line.
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Helpful Score: 1
This Christian suspense-thriller was very different than most other Christian Fiction I have read. The storyline was less obvious on the Christian theme and the 'other world' was very sci-fi like that I did not relate to it enough to believe there was a confusion as to which world was real and which was dream. It was not engaging enough for me to search out the next two books. If they fall into my possession, I will read them but I will not hunt them down or purchase them. I am a sci-fi/fantasy fan and want to believe in the reality of the world I am reading about . . . without that commitment to the rea-ness or believable-ness, a story is not captivating for me.
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Oh wow! This book reminds me of the Chronicles of Narnia, just more action and suspense. The parallel realities are exhausting to keep up with, but you just have to see what happens next! I cannot wait to read the next one in the series, anyone done with Red yet?
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A friend recommended this series to me. I found this first installment difficult to get through. Every time something important was developing, I felt like that was when the book would flip realities. There was just way too much random stuff thrown in. All the garbage about martial arts was boring and didn't add to the story. I found all of the romance elements boring and forced... Blech. Should be labeled YA, not sure why it isn't.
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Wonderful book. Ted Dekker keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. After reading the Circle Trilogy, I immediately ordered a set for my daughter, then sent my set to my other daughter. Both loved the series. Ted Dekker has never disappointed me with any of his books. I would recommend this author to everyone.
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Ted Dekker has done it again. Very exciting and enthralling book. I read in one day. Couldn't put it down.
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This trilogy by Ted Dekker is awesome! Like all his books, this first book of the trilogy is a page-turner--hard to put down. I began reading this trilogy with the third book, "White," and I still like it the best. But this one gives the history of Tom's alternate reality world. I love the way Tom's alternate reality draws such a great picture of true spiritual reality as revealed in the Bible. His books give me a more vivid understanding of spiritual truth.
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EXCELLENT!!! This story is amazing and the writing is brilliant!!
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Amazing book to start off a trilogy. Even though I've read many books (and trilogies), I'd have to saw that this one is at the top of the list.

Also, whether you agree with the theology of the book, it is relatable to anyone and everyone!
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A little slow to get into at first, but worth the wait. A wonderful story. Can't wait to read the other two. (book one of three)
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I enjoy all Ted Dekker books. This one weaves reality and dreams(?)/alternate realities.
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Thomas Hunter lives in one world and dreams of another world, but which one is the dream? And maybe both worlds are real. This is a fast paced story which is well written. The metaphor Dekker weaves between Thomas' world and ours is clear, but not overstated. There are also great descriptions of God's love and Satan's deception and evil, making you think and stretching your imagination. Have the next book of the trilogy on your night stand, because you'll want to pick up with "Red", where "Black" leaves off.
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I sure hope no one is thinking of making any "Black & Dekker" puns.
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VERY good book!
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It took me a bit to get into this story (Book 1) but after that I was hooked. I read the trilogy and it was well worth the time. This was unlike anything I have ever read and the story is (to keep it really general here) is about Good and Evil between 2 worlds and one man. Teaser....You have to drown to be good and the evil ones smell but think they are fine...that is all I can type..it is just a gem of a Trilogy and it is personally one of my favorites of all time.
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I have just started this book and I must say I am surprisingly enthralled with it. Wasn't sure that I would be. I find the story extremely entertaining and the characters interesting and delighful.
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One of my favorite Christian Author's. Can't wait to read the next 2 in the Trilogy!
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Excellent story!! The whole series is wonderful. Really makes you change how you look at things. Ted Dekker is an amazing author of suspense.
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the first book of the Circles trilogy, what a start!!
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I enjoyed this trilogy very much. I find this author very enjoyable.
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This series is very engaging. Hard to take a break!
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Awesome.
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Fantasy or reality? Science fiction or thriller? Has both options each ever you like.
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CRAZY IS ALL I CAN SAY...