"This is one of the only books I've ever written, where, honestly, I was so disturbed by what I discovered that I had trouble going to sleep at night."
One of the editors who worked on 'Adam' commented,
"... by the way, I'm sleeping with the lights on as I'm reading this book. And when that doesn't work, I'm praying harder."
For this very reason many Christians heavily critise Dekker's work as being too dark, and unedifying. Indeed, Dekker's writing is dark, but for a very good reason I believe... To really understand how great the light is, one must understand how great the evil is. And ultimately, 'Adam' is a very powerful story about great hope.
I absolutely loved 'Adam', and have lost not a few hours sleep over the last couple of days as a result of not being able to put it down.
Dekker is an extremily gifted author, who writes intelligent, adrenaline-laced stories, which Christian message is loud and clear, and is not forgotten quickly. It comes as no surprise that he is my favourite author.
If you enjoy fast-paced physiological/supernatural thrillers (which border on horror), then buy "Adam' today.