Dean Koontz, respectable writer. The Odd Thomas series, including Forever Odd is great, entertaining, and a great literary work. Thank you,
It is hard for a second book to continue a storyline and give you new stuff from character that you know. I think Koontz pulls it off. Forever Odd is good all on its own. If you haven't read or listened to the first book(I don't know why you haven't)you can pick up the series starting with this book without missing a beat. Most reviews will tell you that it wasn't as good as the first book, but what second anything ever is. If things had started with this book reviews would be just as glowing. Original potline, original new characters, and a good character evolution to Odd.
I describe it to my friends as Dirk Gently meets TV's Medium. The books are kind of spooky with a definite irreverence. You should definitely start with the first book (Odd Thomas) to get you hooked, and then this one will be more enjoyable.
Loved the character and am looking forward to the other 'odd' books. Although not especially scary and tingly as his other I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to get into the next one.
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.