Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

UPDATE: Now there’s an Odd Thomas movie.

I’ll soon be adding pages for another favorite writer of mine, one who has recently turned to writing series also. Dean Koontz has been a favorite for many years. Sometime between 1996 and 2006 I fell away from reading his books, but only because I wasn’t reading a lot during that time that wasn’t strictly romance. Over the last year, I’ve taken to reading more of his stuff.

For Christmas last year, I asked for the Odd Thomas series but I wasn’t specific about the order so I ended up with Brother Odd–but neither Odd Thomas or Forever Odd, books number 1 and 2. Can’t very well read a series out of order like that, now could I? So, I didn’t. I read other stuff, until a few days ago when I ran across a bargain priced hardback copy of Odd Thomas, and couldn’t believe my good luck!

I bought the book and read it right away.

Odd Thomas is a fry cook working at the Pico Mundo Grille. He sees dead people, but they don’t talk to him. He also sees shades, or bodachs, as he calls them. They always seem to be hanging around whenever violence is near, and Odd is afraid this time is no different. He has only a day to discover what’s going on and try to stop it.

I enjoyed Odd Thomas. The tone was different than what I was used to from Dean Koontz, although the subject matter is exactly what I’m used to.

I have to say the story touched me and at the end I was torn as to whether I should be happy or sad.

I’m going to get a copy of Forever Odd from the library (which I couldn’t do with Odd Thomas, because someone had never returned the library’s only copy). Then I’ll be able to read Brother Odd, which certainly has to be tired of waiting on me!

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