Brother Odd

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3.5 Stars

Oh, Odd. You are my favorite! When Dean Koontz first introduced you in Odd Thomas, I fell in love, and that love affair continues into this third book in the series. While it is nearly impossible to ever meet the expectations of the first, surprising book, Mr. Koontz has continued the series with flair.

In this story, Odd runs from the demons (and the memory of a lost love) in his small town, and goes for some rest and relaxation by temporarily joining a secluded monk’s order, where he continues to wow with the fluffiness of his pancakes. He doesn’t get the relaxation he desires, though, and must once again use his unique gift to solve problems.

I liked this book, albeit not as much as the first (I’m not sure anything can come close to the first) or even the second. Maybe it’s one of those cases where having a character with the ability to see ghosts can only take a story so far. After a point, something new and exciting needs to come in to bring about new success. Whatever the reason, I only give this one slightly above average in terms of plot-line, but I will always read these books with excitement. Such a different character is hard to come by, and I eagerly await the next story.

–Adrienne

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