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Title: Odd Thomas
Series: Odd Thomas #1
Author: Dean Koontz
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Odd Thomas, a young man who has a gift for seeing ghosties and other supernatural apparitions, must try to stop an unknown deadly event from happening in the small town of Pico Mundo. With help from his soul mate Stormy, his father figure the Police Chief and the ghost of Elvis, Odd must solve the mystery before evil blooms.
Back in May, I watched the movie Odd Thomas [Review can be found HERE] and really enjoyed it. Enough so that I sought out the books it was based on.
This was definitely a case where whichever medium you were acquainted with Odd first is your preferred. I enjoyed the book, and the movie got the dry, self-deprecating tone down perfectly, but since I already knew what was going to happen, the book didn’t have the same “oomph”. I liked the movie better, but I can see if I had read the book first I would have liked that better.
For someone who grew up with a complete narcissistic father, a selfish bordering on the insane mother and who can see ghosts and “demons” [bodachs], Odd is pretty grounded. I found the balance he struck between trying to change things and not getting involved to be just what I’d like to think I would have done.
Thoroughly enjoyable read and I’ll be seeking out the later novels to put on my TBR list.