This was not only the best in the series, but possibly the best novel Dean Koontz has ever written. What I especially admired about it was the truth shining from every word, character and place.
I am a huge fan of Oddie, and of Dean Koontz, but the latest adventure, Odd Hours, really left me wanting. Koontz has Odd working for some washed up actor, and the people he meets on this journey just make no sense. He's definitely setting us up for another sequel, which I will undoubtedly read, but I hope Odd returns to his old ways, and perhaps his old friends. I can't say I'm a fan of the new ones...
When I saw this fourth Odd Thomas book, I screamed with delight! The character lives on and there is nothing stale about this sequel. Odd just keeps on being the common man's version of Superman without all those pesky special abilities. He's like a combination of McGyver(creative in a pinch),Friar Tuck(surprising in a fight)and Harry Potter without his magic wand(sweet,smart and lovable). This character will live on, I am sure. I recommend this and the previous books in the series. And I love the Golden retrievers that always show up in all of Dean Koontz's stories. It's a bit like Alfred Hitchcock always walking through a scene in every one of his movies. Dean, we hope Odd remains in your lineup!
Compared to the previous Odd books, this one isn't nearly as good. But it is a fine read. Dean Koontz is a good writer and manages to tell a good tale.
joe the shmoe
I seriously wanted another Odd Tomas book. Unfortunately, I should have been willing to wait until Mr Koontz had the time to develop a more reasonable story. The character and the tale are stretched in ways rather unimaginable to the Odd Thomas we found in the first 3 books. Certainly the character and the narrator are enjoyable. However, if the first story of the series were this weak and uninspired I doubt there would be a reason to generate a follow up book.
I'm not a fan of the Koontz normal genre, but I like this series. While book 1 (Odd Thomas) rates 5, this is still a good book; the reader is more than capable, the story line interesting, and the denouement is satisfying. Worth the time and money.
Koontz did it again with Odd Thomas. Just when you think he can't have another plot for him, he pulls it off. This had plenty of action in it, and the story was pretty good. The end leaves room for another in the series.
I so enjoyed Odd 1-3...but this one well it reminds me of freshmen year when I waited to the last minute to turn in my paper. So all I did was take parts from previous work and put them together in a new paper with a new title but, it was boring and did not pull the reader into the story. I expected more from Dean K...please hurry and get back on track.
Odd is a GREAT character. This is not the best of DK's Odd books. It's not as exciting, few bodocks. I hope he is setting us up for areal thiller with this one!
To much information from previous books...This was not his best work....I am ready for Odd to meet his maker or to at least stop telling me about his past...