Saturday, January 4, 2014
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas #3) by Dean Koontz
We really get a chance to understand Odd a bit more and his character is developed nicely in this book. At the end we finally see Elvis off to the next plane, which is nice for Elvis, but I was sad to see his character go. I like how even though Koontz killed Stormy in the first book, she still never really leaves Odd behind, I think their love shaped Odd more than could have been known while Stormy was alive. Odd still takes risks and does dangerous things, but now his goal is to be reunited and he doesn't want to step out of line in this world for fear it could make their separation more permanent. He is still grieving but slowing healing. There were some characters in this book that I really liked and I hope we see again later in the series, the Russian Romanovich mainly. I love his character and I hope he become a recurring character. I fully admit, at the end when it turned out that Boo was a ghost dog, threw me for a loop. I had no idea, I thought he was just special and saw ghosts (i.e. Elvis) because he was a dog, not a dead dog. There was a lot of spirituality and science mumbo jumbo that I suspect are setting something up later on in the series, but I am not sure. So we will just have to wait and see how it turns out. But in the end I say another hit by Koontz.