Sunday, April 12, 2015
I am a late comer to the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. After reading reviews from a couple of my trusted sources (Thanks Wendy and Kwizgiver) I decided it was past time for me to dive in.
I had read some Dean Koontz in the 1980's (like House of Thunder, Strangers, and Watchers) and then it seems like I fell out of favor with him. Much like Stephen King!
The first book, aptly named, Odd Thomas was very slow for me to grab onto the plot and run with it. I like a book that really gets me from the first sentence. The kind that I don't want to put down. A book that makes me force myself to stay awake at night to read "just one more chapter." Odd Thomas was not this kind of book in the beginning. But I learned to love it. Odd Thomas is a young man who sees dead people. He is aware of impending doom. And he fights hard to prevent it from happening. Sometimes he is not on the right side of the law. But, thankfully, he has the law on his side. And he has a soul mate in Stormy, his odd girlfriend. The ending of the book is fascinating when Odd saves the town of Pico Mundo from a devastating tragedy and then prepares to marry the love of his life only to.......
You didn't really think I would give away the ending, did you? You'll just have to read it yourself and find out if you end up loving Odd Thomas as much as I did. Now there are seven more of these books to read. But I have to take a break and read Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson.