I have been slowly working my way though the Odd Thomas series, I was actually lent the first 4 by my sister-in-law. They are good books to read in between those really long ones because they are a quick read. For some reason when it takes me a long time to read a book I get really antsy and so I need a good quick one I can read in a week just to like reassure myself I can still read a book fast. This is the 4th book in the Dean Koontz series.


Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

Description of the book:

After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil separating him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks—his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority…and in this dark night of the soul, dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.

I thought this an okay one but I still think the first one is my favorite. I was able to read this one really fast and thought the idea of it was alright. It was interesting in that not only him this time has a vision of what is going to happen, but instead when he touches the people involved they also see what is going to happen. Now again it isn’t a clear vision, but they know something bad is going to happen. I do not believe Frank Sinatra was as good of a ghost as Elvis was, maybe that is just the Elvis fan in me, but I still don’t think he was. I think this book lacked the humor I found in the other three, I just kind of read it and thought I want to get through this and start a different book. It makes me wonder if I will continue with the series or not, especially since I don’t have the rest of the series. It is interesting that now there is going to be a character who stays with him that is not a ghost in the next book, or so this one makes it seem.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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