Thursday, June 3, 2010

Odd Thomas; A Book Review

My recent read is actually something new for me, not the usual book that I indulge myself in but because I want variety of books not only to read but also to share my thoughts through my reviews so I decided to read “Odd Thomas” by Dean Koontz.

It is a story of a man who is gifted with a sixth sense, yes he sees dead people. It is “considered” to be scary with a bit of thriller. I was drawn to the book because the author’s recent release “Odd Hours” have good feedbacks and I want to start (supposedly) Odd series with this book.

The novel reminded me of “Hardy Boys” series/novels though Hardy boys did not have any sixth sense unlike Odd Thomas who gets help from the dead to solve A particular crime. The story was alright, an easy read actually, uncomplicated but sadly I got bored with it. It is predictable in a way because for novels like these about crime and suspense the outcome mostly comes out that the crime gets solve. And yes it did get solved with the help of his sixth sense but honestly the way the author describes the dead is a bit...boring. I did expect to get scared and get tangled up with the suspense trying to figure out who killed who. That did not happen as well. The author threw away the identity of the suspects like a hot potato, no thrill at all. I went into the phase where I just wanted to flip the pages without reading it, which is very easy to do by the way, because the author wrote unnecessary details.

Overall I give it a two and half out of five stars. The only good thing about it is .... it is an easy read.


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