Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.

This was a BOTM selection.  Koontz is a hit and a miss for me sometimes.  I often feel that he is too close to King, but since King's writing in my mind has fallen off since his accident, Koontz becomes more enjoyable.  I really liked this book.  Odd Thomas is a young man that sees ghosts.  I know, I know not a new concept, but just because Koontz isn't the first person to come up with story line doesn't make it any less enjoyable.  Odd determines that a horrible massacre is about to happen in his home town and he is trying to stop it.  There are these black creatures called Bodach's which I visualize as the heartless from the game Kingdom Hearts, an epic love story, and the King!  It is a super easy read and it was really hard for me to stick to the BOTM reading schedule.  I didn't take very many notes while reading this book, mainly because the story line seemed to flow so easily.  It wasn't a deep thought book, it was a settle in with a cup of tea and enjoy yourself type of book.  Nothing too serious, but not completely frivolous either.  I admit the end had a twist I didn't see coming, I of course am not going to share with you, because I would hate to ruin the same surprise for you.
This seems like a really short review to me, but as I said this wasn't a meaty book that required a ton of dissection.
Koontz wrapped things up really well in the final chapter, I don't think that it was intended to be a series.  I know that it will be a while before I can get to the remaining books in the series, BOTM has voted to continue them in like a year.  Don't get me started on the voting, I lost.  But anyways, I'm ok with that because the book ended in a nice tidy way.  Anybody out there have any thoughts as to if you think Koontz intended this to be a stand alone book or a series?

(Read 11/4/13 through 11/30/13)