Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Sci-Fi, Odd Thomas #5
Personal Rating: 3/5 (just okay)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/David Baker
Yearly Count: 79
Odd Thomas sees a ghost-woman on horseback in Roseland and decides that he and his companion, Annamaria, will stay for a bit to help her.
I have conflicting feelings about this one. I adore Odd, and I love, love, love David Baker's narration. He IS Odd Thomas. The conflict comes into play with the plot and do I dare say the writing? Yes, the writing. At one point I wasn't going to set it aside, but I was extremely frustrated with hearing description after description after description. Does Koontz do a fabulous job with his metaphors and similes? Absolutely! Do those same metaphors and similes illicit some sort of awareness or emotion? Absolutely! He's a master. No doubt about it. However, I wanted more dialog, more interaction, more relationships, something other than descriptions. Sadly, that affected my thoughts on the book overall. I still love Odd and will continue to read or listen to his future memoirs. His quips are the best. :)