I enjoyed this book much more than Odd Thomas. This book is more exciting and brings in some anthropological subjects and a blood thirsty god that interests me reminds me of similar gods in Mesoamerican and pre-Inca cultures. The Odd Thomas character helps me reconsider my own beliefs and moral foundations. I find Odd Thomas a very likable character and look forward to the next book in the series. The narrator does an excellent job
I love the Odd series. I re-read them often and when I cannot sit and read I listen to the recordings. The narrator does an excellent job in separating and animating the characters while his timing and pacing keeps up the tension for a really great listening experience. I have all of the Odd Thomas recordings and I can hardly wait for the next one. A full five stars for the series!
Dean Koontz has done it--brought us more Odd. Sorry, Dean, but you can't leave it here! This is a great sequel, with enough creepy stuff to remind you who wrote this, but a sweet developing character that makes you want to know more. His adventures with the real characters and his memory of characters weaves a wonderful story. I recommend Odd to anyone. Warning---you will get hooked!
I think this book is better than the first as Odd is a bit more humorous in the worst of situations than he was in the first book. He also has shed a little of his goody two shoes attitude which helps make things a bit more realistic (obviously a development in character from the first books events). The narrator does an excellent job of distinguishing Odd Thomas and the villan in the book.
The first author I ever enjoyed detailed writing from was Henry David Thoreau. His descriptions of characters and their environments were fascinating, well thought-out and most importantly, interesting.
Unfortunately Forever Odd starts with a lot of interesting detail and colorful analogies but ends (if you can make it that far) in seriously mind-numbing boredom.
The story and characters were interesting but near the last 1/3 of the book, the analogies starting getting ridiculous. There is one point where Koontz pauses just as someone is about to burst through the door, to compare how that person looked to a feeling the protagonist once had. The problem? The comparision was three pages long!
Dean, we like your work, just calm down on some of that detail!
I liked this book as much if not more than Odd Thomas. It kept me guessing at every corner and was constantly pricking my imagination at what was to come next.
A lot of people didn't seem to like this book but I am not sure why. I am looking forward to a re listen soon.