Thursday, September 25, 2008

ODD HOURS

Author:  Dean Koontz
Genre:  Supernatural Thriller
Published:  2008
Personal Rating:  2.5/5
Yearly Count:  127



After leaving the monastery, Odd Thomas takes on a job as a cook in an old gentleman's home on the oceanfront.  Odd had a dream of the red tide and later that day when he goes on a walk he recognizes the woman that was in his dream.  A conversation begins, and then, so does a chase.

Oh my.  Plain and simple - Odd was not the Odd I know and love.  He just was not the same character.  Maybe that's the point?  Who knows?  Not only that, other supporting characters were missing.  It was just disappointing - disappointing to not visit with Odd.  Hopefully, the 5th installment of this series will revive the real Odd Thomas.

9 comments:

  1. I've never read anything by Koontz and always thought that if I did I would start with the Odd Thomas books. Sorry this one didn't do it for you...that's always a disappointment--especially in a series.

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  2. After having a bad experience with my first Dean Koontz book, I refused to read anything else for awhile but have since then picked up a few that I liked. I've heard good things about this series, sorry you didn't enjoy this one :(

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  3. Trish ~ I'm hoping for a turnaround in the 5th! The first Odd Thomas really was great. You can still start with that one. :)

    Ladytink ~ What was the book that turned you away from Koontz? Just curious. :)

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  4. Oh it's been years but I think it was called Night Chills or something to that effect. I could be wrong and I don't even remember what I found so objectionable now.

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  5. There are only one or two Dean books that I have read - not really a fan. Thanks for stopping by and posting about the PSE6....I am going to download it this afternoon ;)

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  6. Sorry Joy, nothing worse than when you hit a not so good story in a series you love. I hope the next one will be better too.

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  7. I have had Odd Thomas sitting on the shelf for months now. At this rate, I'll never to get to the fifth one.

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  8. Of all the books in this series, I have to say that I really only loved Odd Thomas. The rest were too disappointing. This last one was so weird. I tried to read it, but gave up. I hope you're right about #5. I'll wait for your review. :)

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  9. Ladytink_534 ~ Hmmm, I'm going to look it up.

    Danielle ~ Have fun with it, Danielle!

    Dar ~ I'll keep reading, though. I love Odd.

    Framed ~ Oh . . . ENJOY the first!

    Les ~ LOL I'm hopin', I'm so hopin'. I've loved his character in all of them (except this one), but I haven't enjoyed the plots as much.

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