Thursday, June 3, 2010

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

Genre - Mystery/Paranormal
Year Published - 2006
ISBN - 978-0-533-59131-6
Number of Pages -430
Rating - 2.0/5

In this third installment of the Odd Thomas series we find Odd trying to escape the horrors of past events that happened in his small desert home town of Pico Mondo by living a life of seclusion in a peaceful monastery of St. Bartholomew which is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. But trouble seems to follow him around wherever he goes and he becomes aware that the quietness of the monastery is soon to be disrupted by the forces of evil.
This is the weakest novel yet. There are some good touches -I liked the description of the snowbound monastery and I found the monstrous apparitions intriguing but on the whole the plot was weak with an unsatisfactory resolution and Koontz's heavy handed moralizing gets in the way. I do have the fourth book in the series on my shelf but it may be quite a while before I get to it.

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