Koontz knocks another "Odd-ball" out of the park Apr 3, 2007
Brother Odd is a great addition to the Odd Thomas series, giving us another can't-put-it-down gift. Once again we learn more about Oddie and his attempt to get away from himself, which is of course, futile, even in a remote monastery. Talk about leaving your comfort zone! Koontz paints more lively word portraits, this time of the resident monks (both living and dead), nuns (tattoos and all) and disabled children (are they channellign Stormy??) One would think that a monastery would be one place without mysteries, but we learn it isn't so, especially with brothers who are former mob hitmen ("Brother Knuckles") and physicists.. Does Oddie bring trouble or does he follow trouble? In any case, Odd Thomas finds himself in the midst of more mystery, suspense, and danger. The worst thing about the Odd Thomas books is, they always leave you wanting more. Odd Thomas is the best character Deant Koontz has invented. May there be many more.