This is one of my most favorite thrillers I have ever read. Here is my review of Blink:
Blink, written by Ted Dekker and published by Thomas Nelson, is quite an enthralling tale. It begins with Seth Borders, a seemingly normal college student. One thing different about him is, he has one of the world’s highest IQs. He is suddenly stricken with an unusual ability, an eye into potential futures. One day, he runs into Miriam, a Saudi Arabian princess, fleeing to avoid a forced marriage. Together, they attempt to keep a step ahead of people bent on kidnapping and killing Miriam.
Dekker’s characters are very realistic, especially in today’s society. In Blink, he merges the Arabian culture with the American, creating a unique situation. Miriam is an Arabian princess who doesn’t want to be, if it means being forced into marriage. Seth is a bored genius who is looking for something new in the world, and finds it in Miriam and his new talent.
The writing in Blink is very engaging. It draws the reader into the story so well that they don’t remember turning its pages! With each of the characters, you seem to feel what they feel, see what they see how they see it, and respond the same way.
Dekker provides the reader with a view of the strange culture of Saudi Arabia, and helps us discover the moral issues in some of their traditions, such as drowning a matrimonially uncooperative wife. Blink also explores the possibility of the existence of God. The reader is given no solid conclusion, but left with evidences given by the book, some of which are present in real life, to formulate his/her own conclusion.
Overall, Blink gives the reader a sense of purpose in the world and a moral guide. The writing draws the reader into the characters’ shoes, and gives them reasons for their moral decisions. This thriller is a must for avid readers!