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Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
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Feb 05, 2011

it was ok

I seem to like the "odd" numbered Odd Thomas books. 1 I loved. 3 was pretty goood, too. 2--not so much. And I nearly loathed this one.

Where on earth did this gun-slinging Odd who blows away bad guy after bad guy come from? The bad guys were caricatures. Odd went from morose to giddy. The writing went from slogging pages of looooong descriptions--where entire conversations were skimmed over without one word of dialogue. Then to pages of quippy, back-and-forth dialogue while Odd has not one, not two, but three baddies holding guns at him, one after another.

The only part of this book I liked was Odd's relationship with Hutch--his boss, an old actor living in a world where his movie past blends with his real present. That's why I gave the book 2 stars rather than one.

I hope Koontz ends the series now, because if the next book goes where this one left off--with Odd becoming a present-day Joseph to pregnant Annamaria's Mary, I'll give up on him forever.


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