Dark Moon is a novel about the relationship between science and faith. The book centers around a dark red anomaly on the lunar surface, an unprecedented find on an object which has never shown a change in recorded history. Soon dubbed as the Stiller Enigma, the spot continues to invoke mass hysteria. Meanwhile, a patient at a mental institution sees visions when the moon enters her small, barred window. In this Christian thriller from Zondervan, Gansky explores the nature of science and faith and how the two seamlessly connect with the reality of God.
Where is the plot?| Posted July 07, 2010
I grabbed "Dark Moon" because the premise sounded quite interesting, but where is the plot? Sure, the concept of a dark red lunar anomaly sparking political and religious tension sounds great, but the novel itself was very poor on execution. Gansky spends way too much time on unnecessary detail and way too little time on an actual storyline. The characters are well-developed, bringing a measure of satisfaction, but the novel simply did not follow through. I kept telling myself it would soon pick up until I reached the last twenty pages and realized it wouldn't. The ending was most definitely sub-par, and the way the issue was eventually handled was not very intriguing. Gansky formulated the idea exceptionally, but the end result simply didn't cut it. Don't waste your time!