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Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
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Feb 20, 2009

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bookshelves: suspense

Alas, like most sequels to a great novel, this one does not meet the expectation that the first novel inspired, but was still entertaining. While I would consider this the horror/suspense genre, it is more because of the occult/voodoo elements than graphic violence or sadism that many horror novels cling to.

This book also lacked the level of suspense in the first. As Odd works to free a friend from the clutches of a madwoman, he finds her true intent is to have him (Odd), so that she can use his powers for her own benefit. There just isn't as much at stake here, though the twists and turns are rewarding.

Of most value is the writing, which is contemporary, quick and perfectly befitting a character in his early twenties. Full of quirky momentary thoughts, Koontz's character manages to magically spin these into backstory and metaphors that educate and entertain in a delightful way.
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