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Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 446
Fiction Genre: Horror, Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal
Dates Read: August 16-25, 2015
Odd Thomas is a simple man with a simple life. He's a short order cook at a local greasy spoon. He also has Stormy, the love of his life; destined to be together, so said the gypsy woman. The only reason Odd is odd is because of his special gift for seeing dead people and when trouble is coming. Well, something big is coming to Pico Mundo, CA, and Odd will do everything he can to stop it.
WHOA! This was brilliant. It was very well written, and very realistic. I felt like I was actually riding passenger to Odd's life. Koontz's character development is magical. I found myself engulfed in the story, tearing through the chapters. The ending was a shock fest. I was so wrapped up in what was happening in the moment that I could not see where he was taking this ending. This book was beautiful, sweet, and heart-breaking. I'm not sure I'll finish out the Odd Thomas series, but I know I want to read more of Koontz's books.
Not long after reading the book I saw the movie. While I love the book, I found the movie to be a huge disappointment. I felt that they had left out too many important details, and it seemed as though the entire movie was a rush job to complete in 5 days and on $10.00. I am happy that I read the book before seeing the movie.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 9
Pace - 8
Plot Development - 8
Characters - 9
Enjoyability - 9
Insightfulness - 6
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 5 out of 5 stars