I am not necessarily a Dean Koontz fan, he's just too verbose. However, the reader in this particular case was so tremendously great he overrode some of the objectionable redundancy. In some cases this is a love story, warm and tender. The main charactor is gentle and easy to understand and of course the plot is pure Koontz, bizzare. Somehow it all fits together, works, and even the ending is pretty darn ok.
This was my first Dean Koontz novel, and if the rest are as good as this one was, I can't wait to read the rest. I did this book in two days and was mezmorized from the beginning. The character of Odd is absolutely lovable and the ending was not as I thought it was at all! A great read and I would recommend this to anyone!
Jumps right into the story head-first and doesn't stop. Moves well with memorable character development built into the fast-moving plot. You'll like this one.
I've read many different Koontz books over the years, and this one has to be my favorite. I've always known what a sense of humor he has, but it really comes out in this story. The title character, Odd Thomas, is a very lovable one. The story itself will suck you in quickly. I highly recommend it.
Odd Thomas is my first Koontz experience. It will not be my last. His pacing, characterization, and suspense are remarkable. I couldn't find sufficient time to complete the story in one sitting, but I tried.
This newest Koontz novel was absolutely amazing. A little different than his normal style, but five star nonetheless. This was the first Koontz story my boyfriend had ever 'heard' (though I've been fan for about 13 years), and now I've got him hooked too. We looked forward to spending our evenings in the company of Odd. Koontz has crafted deep, engaging characters, and surrounded them with a story that is both haunting and mesmerizing. The only disappointment with this book was that it had to end.
I was and still am a big Koontz fan, and Odd Thomas is worth the read, but only barely. The narrator is pretty good...the whole experience just wasn't very satisfying. Koontz's early works got me hooked, but his last few novels have been let-downs. Just to put my review in perspective: my all-time favorite is Intensity, narrated by Kate Burton. Unfortunately, Audible hasn't got this one yet!
This is actually the first Koontz book I've been able to get through.. I'm not sure if it's his usual writing style, or if all the stories just seem too similar, but usually, I get bored with Koontz's stories.. Odd Thomas, however, was different. I was hooked from the start and couldn't shut it off. One of the reviewers said something about it being too much like Sixth Sense, and while, there is a basic premise very much like Sixth Sense, I don't see the coloration at all. For one, this book grabbed my attention and the characters were totally likable? unlike Sixth Sense IMHO. All in all, a good read.
Many twists and turns, new ideas and suspense. Odd Thomas is an interesting character, with odd powers. David Aaron Baker has a great voice and narrates with feeling. He portrays the main character so you see him through your own eyes. Highly recommended.
Do you mean that every one doesn't see them too, well if you dont you will after this one, Koontz has done it again and i think his sence of humor and keeping you in suspence the whole time pays off!