Having never read anything by Frank Peretti, I wasn't sure what to expect. Wow, was I in for a ride! Peretti took me forward and backward in time over and over again before he finally stabilized at the end. I wasn't sure what was real and what was not. How could Dane’s dead wife be alive again—and 20 year old form? The title is totally appropriate.
Illusion is completely unexplainable, so I will not even attempt to explain it. I did not catch on until I read the first 100 pages or so. All right, maybe 200. Illusion is confusing and intellectual and unique. Peretti has an extremely interesting mind to have thought up the content of this book.
This book did seem somewhat long, but I don’t think that there was a way the author could have condensed it. Every paragraph was needed to explain how the end happened. By the way, if you’re reading Illusion and completely bewildered and wondering if everything will turn out all right then, let me assure you, it will! Just hang in there, and it will explain itself.
Illusion requires patience and hard thinking. I’ll admit that I picked up this book because of the lovely front cover. But I was not prepared for what this book held!
This novel seems somewhat disjointed in the beginning, but the book jumps like this all throughout so I grew accustomed to the writing style. I liked how Peretti explained at the end how Illusion was somewhat allegorical. I found the whole reading experience engrossing and fascinating. All in all, I give Illusion 4 stars.