13 July 2014

Review: Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Odd Apocalypse is the fifth book in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz and follows directly on from Odd Interlude.

Odd and his pregnant companion Annamaria, are staying at Roseland Estate by invitation of the billionaire owner.  Staying in the guest tower Odd gets the feeling that something isn't right and soon discovers a boy who needs his help.

With less horror and more science fiction, Odd Apocalypse is a good story, but I can't help but feel (as Odd does) the inevitable pull to the end of the series; and possibly Odd's life.

My favourite quote from the book which demonstrates the Koontz style and sense of humour is an excerpt as follows:
"The chef was intent upon adding to a pile of eyes on the cutting board beside the sink, where he was blinding several pounds of potatoes before peeling them."

With the final book in the series - Saint Odd - due out in December 2014, I've been making good progress through the series this year.  To be honest though, I would only recommend reading Odd Apocalypse if you've been following the series.  It would be unsatisfying to read it in isolation.

My rating = ***

Carpe Librum!

Here's the complete series of Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz (not including graphic novels):
Book #1     Odd Thomas
Book #2     Forever Odd
Book #3     Brother Odd
Book #4     Odd Hours
Book #4.5  Odd Interlude
Book #5     Odd Apocalypse
Book #6     Deeply Odd
Book #7     Saint Odd

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