|Book Title:||Odd Hours|
|Started:||September 21, 2008|
|Finished:||September 21, 2008|
|Time to Read:||1 Day|
|Back Cover / Inside Flap:||"The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas's gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends - and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsiblity to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks the world - not even one as oddly special as Odd Thomas.|
|Review:||Ugh. I really hate to tell you, folks, but I'm disappointed in this latest Odd offering from Dean Koontz. I feel like he cranked out this novel - way shorter than the rest, by the way - simply because his fans have come to love Odd Thomas. The novel is also clearly set up to indicate that more are coming - but I think he should have stopped with three. Whereas the prior three lack deep characterization, this book lacks almost all characterization. The folks that Odd surrounds himself with in this improbable tale are flat, flat, flat.|
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