It's hard to forget such a memorable character as Odd Thomas and the challenges he faced in the last book. It was good to see him back in a follow up to the last book. Unfortunately not much happened in Forever Odd. The storyline in Forever Odd and new characters were just not as interesting as the first book Odd Thomas. It is worth the read if you are like me and you must finish a series once started. If not, I recommend remembering Odd as he was at the end of the first book, Odd Thomas.
well, he has done it again...this is a wonderful read. What a humanist and wonderful writer. This isn't quite what Odd Thomas was, but hell, I want a third Odd story, as long as passion is still there.
This would make a great book for an adolescent, preteen maybe. I bought it for a long drive and I kept waiting for it to get good... never did. No gripping suspense, overly dramatic and stereotypical characters. However, if I was 13, I think I would have really enjoyed it.
Not as good as the first in the Odd Thomas sagas, but decent. It tended to drag a bit to much towards the ending even to the point of almost boring. If you can buy it on sale then it's worth it.
Loved it. Can't wait to get the 3rd in this series. If it's anything like the first 2, I will consider myself lucky.
I loved the first Odd book and was looking forward to this one. It was awful. The characters were ridiculous. A complete waste of time.
This book had the potential of being as good as the original Odd Thomas. It had a good hook, a plot with potential, and a cast of fascinating characters. Unfortunately, Koontz apparently had no interest in writing it.
Odd, wonderfully narrated, droned on more than once about inconsequential details in a transparent attempt to stretch out the book. What makes the fluff even more bizarre is that the characters were strong enough to make a longer book if Mr. Koontz had decided to put any effort into it. The end came so quickly that I couldn't believe it had actually happened. The villain, who I found myself wanting to know more about, was never more than a two dimensional obstacle to the end of the book. Odd deserved better than this.
David Aaron Baker again did a masterful job reading Forever Odd. It is easy to visualize Odd via Baker's voice. Again Koontz is repetitious, yet the story is interesting and supernaturally enjoyable. The ending appears to be a set up for Odd Thomas to return in a different locale--outside of Pico Mundo--and I look forward to Odd's next "super" adventure!