- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 505 KB
- Print Length: 289 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007508646
- Publisher: Harper (1 Jan 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US
- Language: English
- Official Site: Dean Koontz
(courtesy of Goodreads)
THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT.
Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs–a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye–and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.
My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)
When I posted recently about whether the One-off or part of a series inspired you to read, I had this series firmly in mind when writing that post. At the moment, I’m finding it really hard NOT to immediately download the next book in the series. That says a lot about what I think of this series and in particular, this character.
Odd Thomas has abilities. Or a huge curse, depending on how you look at it. He can see and sense the spirits of the dead as they walk amongst us. The Odd Interlude started out as an exclusive e-book, released in three parts that made up a novella. As I’m late to this series, I managed to download them all as one edition. I don’t think I would have been able to WAIT between releases.
This is another cracking adventure for Odd Thomas.
There is part of the novella not written from Odd’s POV, which made a refreshing change. An insight into other characters minds is a welcome diversion. For me, Odd is so well written I don’t mind the whole story being from his perspective, but this diversion helped the story.
This is classed as a novella though at 289 pages it’s longer than several novels I’ve read in the last 12 months. Not sure why it’s classed as a novella at so many pages, but a worthy read.
I’d not checked the timeline and read it before Odd Hours. Part of the ending to book 4 is revealed at the start of this book, so the game is given a way a little. Won’t stop me from reading book 4, but I wish I’d paid attention 🙂
I look forward to the next adventure soon. In fact, I’m about to buy books 4 and 5. I can’t help myself.
Thanks for reading.