I knew nothing about the fact that this was the first in a seriws of Odd Thomas books. How marvelous this book was! I was drawn into the story but the characters were developed so beautifully that I could hardly put the book down. I wanted to spend more time in with them! I immediately bought the others in the series and can't wait to re-connect with Odd.
Beautifully written. Excellent character development.
I immediately bought the other three books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book though I am 65 years old... a diehard "Buffy" fan.
The plot had enough intrigue and the "bad guy" had an idea I enjoyed exploring but the characters... could the hero be more heroic? So handsome, so big and strong and fearless, strong enough to handle the most difficult assignment and can kill easily. And yet, he had fits of pique, looses his temper, cries easily, is moody, feels deeply and suffers constantly. I felt like this was written with the idea of what the author thought a woman might like to read.
I expected much more from Sedaris but outside of a few, very few, incidents this book seems to be focused on his attempts to quit smoking.. which did not interest me. The opening of the book was hilarious so maybe that was why the rest was such a letdown
This was such a great read, I was dying to get to the end but not wanting to let the characters go... and then with a quarter of the book left the author decides to make the protagonist act totally out of character, to make his fiesty love interest run away and to never answer the mystery the book started out with! I was sooo disappointed. It could have been soo terrific!
I expected more... for all the word of mouth hype it seemed to take forever, and the author seemed to think so too as he kept having to remind us of things he had shared with us in a previous chapter.It had potential that was never reached.
One of King's best ever! The narrator was absolutely perfect!
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