While I was totally new to this series, I decided hey, what the heck; and I'm glad I did. What a fun little ride. Is it a great work of literature, no. Will this be a timeless vampire story, again sadly no, but it is worth a read. It's fun, unique, and totally different than anything in this genre, it is much more a film noir sort of story than a vampire tale, but it is enjoyable. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but then I find that the ending of a book, no matter how good, is still the end, and if you like a book, then you hate to see it coming. It was a little trite, but still enjoyable enough for me to go on and read the rest of the series. Wonder why audible doesn't have at least one or two of the others in this series?!
Yes, indeed: thou wouldst make a good fool. (King Lear, I, iv)
Folks, this is not great literature; I think Christopher Moore would be the first to agree with that statement. It is however, a fun retelling of the Shakespearean classic, 'King Lear' from the perspective of the King's much beloved Black Fool, (with a glut of liberties taken.)
The narration is brilliant! Acted more so than read, and it does add an ?lan that would be missing from written text.
All and all, 'Fool' is a fun romp through the bawdy mind of Christopher Moore. I do hope he has stopped speaking/thinking in Old English by now. I can only imagine what ordering a Starbucks must be like in Old English. It boggles the mind...
in the life of Odd. I am not a Koontz fan at all, most of the time, I can't read him, but there is something about 'Oddy' that just calls to me. I can't explain it, other than to say, if you normally don't like Koontz, but want a character you can actually care about, Odd Thomas is a good choice.
I can’t begin to explain how much I enjoyed this book.
As a person who doesn’t believe in organized religion, I have to say that it didn’t bother me that it was such a strong element in this story. It is a part of the characters lives, it is just a part of who they are. Another detail in the story.
The character build up is a bit slow, but it makes you a part of the family in the long run.
I have to say that, after 5+ years of membership at Audible, this was one of the best.
The narrator is excellent and holds you to the story very well.
I can't exactly classify this book for anyone, as it isn't classifiable. It's not sci/fi, it's not really dramatic, it's.. well it just is. it's sort of a slice of life & death.
Don't expect this to be a thrill ride, but if you let it in, this book will have an ongoing place in your memory; little things will suddenly pop into your head, little details you might not of picked up, but all the sudden their they are.
I really enjoyed this book, but as I said it’s not for everyone. The narration is some of the best I've ever listened to.
As usual, absurdist fiction author Christopher Moore has written a masterful diversion for those of us who’s lives oven overlap a little too much with reality! You'll laugh, you'll cry, all in all you'll have a wonderful time. I thought the narration was wonderful as well!
First things first, you must realize that this is a story about an exceptional child, but not a story for children. This is a book about politics and war. This is a story of a government desperate to find the solution to a problem that is both real and imagined. It is a fascinating look into military strategy and the life of Andrew Wiggins.
I will warn you that some of the ?ideas? presented will offend those who are more politically correct than others, but if you take it for what it actually is? the pre-story to the second book, ?The Speaker for the Dead,? and know that it will give you a base understanding of the main character in this series, you will grow to love and care about the characters presented here within.
One last warning, this series will draw you in and you will not be able to stop until you have read every book in the series.
This is actually the first Koontz book I've been able to get through.. I'm not sure if it's his usual writing style, or if all the stories just seem too similar, but usually, I get bored with Koontz's stories.. Odd Thomas, however, was different. I was hooked from the start and couldn't shut it off. One of the reviewers said something about it being too much like Sixth Sense, and while, there is a basic premise very much like Sixth Sense, I don't see the coloration at all. For one, this book grabbed my attention and the characters were totally likable? unlike Sixth Sense IMHO. All in all, a good read.
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