Recommended book: Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 416 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553588265
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (13 Feb 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US
  • Official Dean Koontz website


A childhood friend of Odd’s has disappeared. The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror. Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not. For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. Whether you’re meeting Odd Thomas for the first time or he’s already an old friend, you’ll be led on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror, wonder and delight — to a revelation that can change your life. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)

My Review

This is the second book in the Odd Thomas series. I said I enjoyed reading the first book in the series. Well I enjoyed it so much I bought the second book as well. Another good read and the third book will be downloading to a Kindle near me in the future. Sometime. I have a backlog of books to read so it might not be before Christmas.

This book continues where the first left off. Odd has a gift for interacting with the dead like Koontz has a gift for weaving together a very enjoyable story. There are a few plot conveniences, but I think we all have a tendency to utilise those at times. The narrative voice is written in first-person and all from the main protagonist’s point of view. It works. His voice is spot on for me and Odd has a great turn of phrase.

It is a compelling story and again so glad I started reading this author again. I wish they would release all the back-catalogue on Kindle with big discounts for people who purchased the paper copies and then donated them all to charity 😉

Next book is something for the Eclectic Reading Challenge. The Lovely Bones.

Happy reading!

About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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13 Responses to Recommended book: Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

  1. 4amWriter says:

    I have never read Koontz before. I’m glad that you’re enjoying the second book in the series–that usually seems to be the weak link in series.

    Great review.

    • Pete Denton says:

      Thanks. I do like a series and being able to slide back into a familiar character or storyline. This didn’t disappoint me. Different feel to the first book, but equally enjoyable for me.

  2. Kourtney Heintz says:

    I liked your first review and wanted to read that one too! Now I know I have a series to start on in 2013! I’m backlogged on my reading by at least a year. But I’ll get there. 🙂

    • Pete Denton says:

      Thanks, Kourtney. I know how you feel. On my Kindle I keep buying books. I have about 2 years worth of reading so maybe need to stop purchasing and READ SOMETHING 🙂

  3. Koontz is my favorite thriller author, so it was fun for me to read your review. I’m reading his WINTER MOON now.

    • Pete Denton says:

      I am so glad I found him again. I used to only read his books at one point. I want them to release them all on Kindle so I can catch up again with some of the early ones. Happy reading 🙂

  4. Koontz is been one of my favorites since I read “Demon Seed” during my senior year in high school.

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