I picked Blink of an Eye up on a whim on a recent trip to the library. I read the cover and it sounded like an interesting story. Boy meets girl, boy helps girl out run even suppressive muslim type people who want to drag her back to her country.
What I got was this weird book with a supernatural twist that just didn’t seem to jive with the story as a whole, came out of no where, had no explanation and just defied any sense of believability. Perhaps if I had known about this little twist when I picked up the book it wouldn’t have been so bad. But as I was unprepared for it every time Seth “saw” all the possible futures I just rolled my eyes and thought ‘here we go again.’ This ability of Seth’s allowed him and Mirim to defy all odds to escape and outwit the various people who where chasing them (government agents, assassins, and the like). Therefore the book was less interesting me than if Seth had been able to outwit all these people/groups using just his wits alone. After all Seth was supposed to be some sort of genious, yet his intellect didn’t come into play as much as his ability to see the future.
Overall I was disappointed in this novel. I excepted a fun little adventure book and it just never delievered. After reading this I’ll probably think twice about picking up another book by Ted Dekker.
In Short: Kind of a blah novel with a random supernatural twist that never quite seemed believable.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Next Up: The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis