I read this without knowing anything about it previously, but purely because of Dean Koontz (yes, I am a fan----any man who can write like this and loves golden retrievers is OK by me!) This book sharpened my appetite for more of Odd and his interesting life. I find myself casting the movie in my head while listening. And it's terrific! More Odd!!
My husband and I liked it very much.
I enjoyed the book at the beginning with great expectations. The story was building up and I was hoping all would be explained at the end. Nope. The ending was sloppy and didn't justify the time I spent listening through all these details. Gave me the same feelings like after watching Ocean Twelve (if you saw that movie, you knew what I meant)... you waited and waited and all you got is a very sloppy ending. The characters and plots have holes too... If you can get it for free, it is quite enjoyable 50% of the time.
We listened to this book will driving cross country. The plot was very basic and predictable. The nice thing was you could fall asleep for 1/2 an hour and not miss a thing. He would still be describing some ridiculous detail that had absolutely nothing to do with the plot. I picked the book based on reviews and the authors popularity. The book promises a lot but never comes through. One redeeming quality was the narrator if not for him I would give it a one.
This was my first exposure to Koontz. I'd avoided him after seeing him in the best sellers constantly. I tried to pick one up once, but after a few pages gave up.
This book caught and kept my attention. The character is believable as are the others. You feel for them and with them and are swept along with the narrative. Hopefully he'll write more along this line, however his latest wasn't very good.
Koontz has always built dept into his books. This one had all of the tensions of that depth, yet only briefly (all too!) explored them. A good book which could have been so much more.