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The Bride Collector

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Dekker Delivered

When I first heard about Bride Collector, I was... skeptical, to say the least. For me, Boneman's Daughters had been an almost enormous let down, and I wasn't going to get my hopes up for this book. I figured it would just be a Boneman carbon copy with wives replacing t...
When I first heard about Bride Collector, I was... skeptical, to say the least. For me, Boneman's Daughters had been an almost enormous let down, and I wasn't going to get my hopes up for this book. I figured it would just be a Boneman carbon copy with wives replacing the daughters.
...boy. Was I wrong.
Boneman's Daughters is a book so unlike yet so similar to his other writigs; the common, indelible Dekker threads of good vs. evil, love vs. hate and human nature vs. God's nature are unmistakably there, yet he introduces a new element that was, of course, obviously in his other books, but wasn't expanded upon. The realm of the insane and the mentally ill.
Dekker reflects on the true brilliance of the mentally unstable, and his theories and ideas will almost make you wish you were insane. What if, just what if the rest of the world is wrong, and it is the insane that have the true grasp of reality? What if those that are mentally ill are not so at all, but are lights hidden under a bowl? You begin to slowly yet decisively, systematically question everything you thought was true, and be careful... if you don't guard your heart you might just fall into the killer's logic.
The plot is spectacularly laid out, the villian himself convoluted yet understandable, undeniably evil yet... you being to wonder if what he's doing is right or wrong.
Then there is Paradise; Paradise will make you cry and laugh, shiver with rejection and acceptance. She will tear your heart out, wipe it clean and shove it back into your chest. Two extremes on the universal moral scale.... yet it seems, at some point, these two extremes are not as extreme as one might think.
Bottom line... get this book. Without a doubt. It's twists and turns will leave your heart pounding and your mind racing, leaving you unable to even think of putting the book down. It's bloody, it's gruesome, it's disturbing, it's utterly, unbelievably beautiful.
~Bless me Father, for I will sin.~

posted by Marsuvees on May 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A MEDIOCRE MIND

This was my first Ted Dekker book. What a WASTE of my time and money! Reading it was like watching a third-rate thriller movie, the kind you watch with your friends just for the pleasure of passing around a few witty remarks. This book has almost all the details down pa...
This was my first Ted Dekker book. What a WASTE of my time and money! Reading it was like watching a third-rate thriller movie, the kind you watch with your friends just for the pleasure of passing around a few witty remarks. This book has almost all the details down pat to suit that genre too: cheap lines, unnecessary details to fluff up the pages and mask the lack of depth in plot and character development, and a very instant & cheesy romance that comes about at the end with full on intensity and little spadework. All in all, it's a mediocre effort of a mediocre mind.

posted by FSumbal on August 22, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Great read!

    This book was very good. It was like an episode of csi or criminal minds. I loved it! Its fast paced and keeps you interested. I finished it in two days.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Great read

    Suspenseful & keeps you at the edge of your seat!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    good read

    Had a hard time putting my NC down! Check it out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    highly recommend

    Good plot. Suspenseful. Had lots of twist and turns.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Very good read

    Some thing just couldn't happen,but it's a story so it's ok. I enjoyed reading this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    A Good Read

    Fast paced, kept me wanting to know what would happen next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Always a good read...

    Dekker always spins a good tale

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Interesting

    Bought this on a whim and it was really good! Grabbed my attention and I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Complex but enjoyabale

    Took a while to get a grip on the characters, but found this book worth reading. This is my first book by this author and is a good read. Although I disagree with the middle of his book in dealing with the characters, I did find it entertaining and a good mystery. Keeps you guessing about "who done it"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Pageturner

    Loved it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Great Book

    A real page turner,full of unexpected twists

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Good good good

    I was not able to put it down.. could have used a better ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Loved it.

    It caught my attention in the beginning and held it there. Romance, mystery and suspence. Couldn't have asked for more in a book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Cant Put Down

    Loved the Suspense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Good read

    Enjoyed the book interesting story skipped over some spots and not real sure about rhe ending

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Captivating

    This will catch you early and hold on till the end!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Fascinating

    Dekker plays fast and loose with his psychology facts, but it's easy to forgive him. The story is one long adrenaline rush from the very beginning. Paradise is a fascinating character in every aspect. Her struggles are realistic and elicit sympathy. If you like Ted Dekker you willlove this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Its weird in a good way

    It was o k

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Fun Read!

    This book kept me turning the pages! It was fun to read and had some unexpected twists.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

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    A Very Thought Provoking Read !!!

    This is my first attempt at reading Dekker, and I must admit I'll add his next book to my reading list. The telling of the story took a very unique approach by delving into "mental illness" to the degree it did, and Dekker pulled it all together very smoothly. His characters were believeable as well, although I thought the ultimate relationship was a bit stretched.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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