Series is good. Worth a read. One will want to get the next book by the end. Strong moral and religous undertones.
I find myself unusually lost for an opinion on this book. It was okay, it wasn't fantastic by any means but it wasn't bad either. Odd is just that, odd. He's interesting at times, at times he's a little too strange. I liked the premise of the book, seeing dead people and that but it didn't quite live up to the first chapter.
It dragged on in places and the bits about his parents seemed irrelevant to the plot and didn't add anything to the story in my opinion. I did like Odd and I liked Stormy too but again both are strange characters.
The plot itself is good but if he had livened up the story abit it would have been a lot better. The scene in the old brothel is good and probably my favourite bit of the book. It's the only part where my heart started to pound anyway.
It does what it says on the tin. Its an odd book....Continua
This just wasn't my cup of tea. The characters are rather quirky, and I did find some of them mildly interesting. I can see why others like this series. And it wasn't too overly graphic or disturbing. It was more like an overall unpleasant tone. There just wasn't enough "quirky" to make up for the "unpleasant" for me....Continua
WOW. Now this stands for "Work of Wonder", not "Warrior of Wrath" or some other dark persona. Well you should know what I mean if you've read this book.
Odd Thomas is one of those rare novels that succeeds not only by keeping its readers up all night, supperless and sleepless, hands ever engaged in page-turning actions. It actually teleports them into the world of Odd Thomas, where every character feels so real and every event so personal. "Loop me in, odd one," Stormy used to say. But now it's us readers who have been looped in, and don't want to break out.
Let me digress. If psychic magnetism is what drives Odd to investigate his calling and face his destiny, then it is the same psychic magnetism that drives me to buy this book. Actually I didn't pay any attention to the first three Odd novels in the series when they were released, but when the fourth one (Odd Hours) came out, I was somehow intrigued. I don't know why. I didn't buy it however; instead I bought the third novel (Brother Odd). After a week without turning a page, I bought the second novel (Forever Odd). Still I had no desire of reading either of them. But something kept pushing me to face my "destiny", which was to find the first novel, Odd Thomas. After some searching, I finally bought it. Then I turned to the first page. Two days later, I'm here writing up my thoughts. Psychic magnetism does seem to work in the real world.
Now that I've discovered the world of Odd Thomas, I don't think I can go back to my world easily. I need to snap back to reality, but the psychic pull of Odd is so great. I think I'm going to devour the sequels in quick succession. But I can't afford to; time is not on my side. I'm feeling torn between two worlds. Just like Odd, who is torn between the living and the lingering dead. Shall I force myself to be sober, or shall I give in to the irresistible pull of psychic magnetism?...Continua
Really enjoyed this book. Odd is, well, very odd, but that's part of what makes it fun. The whole story kept me interested and guessing what was going to happen from the very beginning. I will be getting more in this series soon!