Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love Dean Koontz, and I love Odd Thomas. He's one of my all-time favorite fictional characters, and after watching the Odd Thomas movie, I love him even more!
This book was enjoyable, but too much of it felt like stage dressing for the next book. And that's one of the problems with series, sometimes the in-between books feel like bridges or fillers. I prefer when an individual book in a series reads like a stand-alone book with continuing character development. I read somewhere that Koontz will be ending this series with the next book, and so much of DEEPLY ODD felt like Koontz was setting things in place for the finale that's coming in the next book ... which is fine, maybe, but I felt like I was watching the stage hands setting the stage for the next play, rather than just enjoying the current play.
And Annamaria ... still nothing happened with her in this book, and yet she's being carried along. That's gotten old, but I'm *assuming* she'll have some major role in the finale.
While I listed most of the things I didn't like about the book, I really did enjoy reading it, and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
And ... if you haven't seen the ODD THOMAS movie - go now. You can rent it from various venues.
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