Review: Odd Apocalypse

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Odd Apocalypse
Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Odd Thomas is a likable character. Philosophical with an optimistic bent, one who self-reflects and thinks about the consequences of his actions while living in the moment, reactive to the horrors coming at him as he strives to save an innocent.

This book in the Odd series doesn’t disappoint in this, although I do yearn for a hero who kicks aside the guns-solve-everything theme that’s so infected American culture that other solutions seem to have been completely crowded out. It does become tedious. However, not everything Odd assumes will come to pass does.

The ending isn’t quite what one would expect. And though I liked it, I felt that Koontz skipped a step in explaining it. I realize that since the story is told from Odd’s POV, it isn’t to be expected that everything will be explained. Yet he had explained so much up until that point. I was going to give it four stars but because the ending felt rushed-in-the-writing and unexplained, am giving three. (Would prefer 3.5, but Goodreads no lets one do that. Sigh.)

I look forward to reading the next in Odd’s adventures. Like this one, I’ll borrow the ebook from the library.

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