Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 Book #17 - Odd Thomas

A re-read for me, but one I thought was one of my favorite books of all time. We were making suggestions for Kendall over the weekend as she needs an advanced book for school and we stumbled upon Dean Koontz in the ARBookFinder. We immediately suggested Odd Thomas, though Kendall wanted another one. However I loved this book, so I bought it.

It's a narrative, with the main character, Odd Thomas, writing his story in the past. He sees dead people, but not like the sixth sense. He sees ghosts and senses criminal activity, doing his best to prevent it or get justice.

However it's overwhelming, and he lives in a small CA desert town. He simplifies his life to make things easier to survive reality. He's a short order cook, with visions of moving up to sell tires if his girlfriend will marry him.

It's a hard story to explain, but it's captivating and exciting. Worth the read.

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