Thr3e was a GREAT read and was my first Dekker book. I could not put this book down at all. Someone said this wasn't suspenseful... I disagree, because this book was ALL suspense! Starts off with a bang within the first 8 pages and continues at a neck-breaking pace from then on. I'll admit that this was a little disturbing, but it all came together very well with an ending I would never have suspected, but beware that it IS a little weird... Left me thinking about it for days, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
I was hooked by the story early on. I came to the point where I couldn't stand the suspense in the story, so I read the last third of the book without putting it down. I was dismayed to find such a disturbing ending. If the book is any indication of Mr. Dekker's beliefs regarding the nature of man, then his beliefs are unbiblical. His portrayal of the battle between good and evil is void of a strong reference to Christ, the conqueror of all that is evil. I found this very distressing as well. I would not recommend this book to anyone else.
Having heard great things about Ted Dekker's works, I was highly disappointed with this one. The writing was so bad, I couldn't read past the first two chapters. It was so full of cliches and corny phrases, I couldn't pay attention to what was happenning. The characters were shallow and stereotypical. I seriously could not go on. I wonder if all of Dekker's writing is this bad; I seriously hope not.
I usually read fiction as a mental distraction from my work on my lunchbreak. I had no idea,when I picked up Thr3e, that I was about to get a front row seat, into a world where spiritual warfare with all it's tenticles was going to take me for a mind-blowing adventure. This was my first Ted Dekker book, and I'm hooked. Great to meet you Ted.