I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good addition to the Odd Thomas series. It's actually 3 short stories that (together) complete one story but overall the story is almost as long as a normal Odd Thomas adventure.
In this story, Odd and Annmarie stop at a place for the night that rents cottages. This takes place mere hours after the end of book #4 and the only reason they stop is because Odd has a pull to do his thing. He finds a family in trouble and the trouble they're in brings ties to Koontz's Moonlight Bay series (although there's no meet up with Christopher Snow). Odd does his thing in his typical Odd Thomas way and saves the day before he and Annmarie move on. I'm moving on to book #5 and I'd recommend the whole series. :D
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
MELANCHOLY CAN BE SEDUCTIVE
Koontz writes in at least three different styles. GRIDDLE WORK IS ZEN. If you have been following The Odd Series, than this should be no disappointment. Odd is, his usual lovable self and still questions himself and life for the deep answers. His side kick Jo Leigh "IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SMILE TOO MUCH." being supportive. Odd "DID YOU EVER SEE THE JOKER IN BATMAN?", still sees more than others. If you are new to the Odd series, I see no reason why you could not start here. The Odd series is a very melancholy piece of work, with some paranormal, sci-fi, horrish stuff thrown in. This is listed as a horror and it has horror aspects to it, but I would not list it as horror. This might be horror made palatable for those who don't like horror.
IN SPITE OF ALL YOUR BRAVE WISE BUTT TALK
Two new characters are introduced in this book and are probably only in this book. There is a twelve year old girl, whose name I forget, who was very refreshing. We also meet an AI character, who is scary and funny. SILENCE IS HIS FREQUENT REFUGE.
I PREFER A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
For those like me, who prefer something more exciting, check out the Frankenstein series by Koontz. The first book is okay, but it gets much better after that. Each book gets better and better. Phantoms, Lightning and Life Expectancy are also exciting Koontz writings. Avoid most of his earlier writings some of them are painful to read.
I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO STAY UPBEAT
I really like the narrator, he is the voice of Odd.
I HAVE NEVER ACCIDENTLY SHOT OFF A CHUNK OF MY BUTT.
... it's part of the series, although not in the right order.
I think the name is fine
This book should be inserted between books 4 & 5, althought Audible does not indicate that.
You have got to like the Odd Thomas stories I guess and I do. This one is a very good example of his adventures.
Don't think I have
Yes but I am old and can't remember it...
Some parts of this book was slow and then picked up towards the end. I hope the next book is more exciting.
Highly recommended! Short and sweet. I really liked the Fort Wyvern references. Reminded me of Moonlight Bay trilogy.
Love the audio tapes. I have listen to all the Odd Thomas I believe
Love the characters, the way he really focuses in on the surrounding and the characters thoughts. All though during a very suspenseful part I do get a little inpatient. I know that it really helps with the visualization and understanding of each event.
He does his voices very well and help beings the characters to life
I would not
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal, government secrets, mystery, & adventure. I personally have a big fan of this series :)