I enjoy Christian fiction. In the current conundrum surrounding the Christian fiction market my preferences run towards stories from camp #2 (realistic, harder edge) but there are several authors in camp #1 (softer edge) I enjoy.
The words within this brief synopsis sit squarely in camp #2; assassinating priest, drug addicted prostitute, grisly murders. I have read novels that dealt with harsh issues, used a soft brush stroke, and it was a camp #1 story but Ted Dekker is a pioneer for camp #2. Somehow, somewhere in his career he convinced a publisher that his novels, running a faith theme, dealing with gritty situations and authentic life circumstances, would find a readership and could be lucrative.
Ted Dekker is recognized as a fine author and camp #2 readers will enjoy The Priest's Graveyard, as did I. It should be pointed out that, here, in the current publishing climate Ted Dekker is forging a path through timid publishers to provide a wider selection of Christian fiction where all readers across the genre can be served.
Also on today's tour stop: wall-to-wall-books.blogspot.com
Tomorrow's stops: edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com; writesprite.wordpress.com
I received a book from the publisher to review.