When I started this blog last year, I planned to NOT post any reviews on things I did not enjoy. Somehow saying I disliked someone’s work made me feel uncomfortable. This year I decided would be different. If I didn’t like something, I would say it. My opinion was just (and only) that — my opinion.
Well – having just listened to “Odd Hours” by Dean Koontz (borrowed from the library) I have to say it — I did not like it. I found it hard to follow, too much introspection for a listening CD, humor not my kind of humor, and felt the plot was far-fetched. And my biggest disappointment: I just love reading Dean Koontz! Normally, I love his books – they’re a bit of a guilty pleasure (his “Watchers” with the brilliant dog “Einstein” is my favorite). I can only think that perhaps if I had come in on the Odd Thomas books at Book One – as opposed to this one, Book Four – I would have enjoyed it better.
Anyhow, if you’ve read it, let me know. If you’ve read the other Odd Thomas novels by him — I haven’t – let me know.
Now I’m off to the library!