Yep, it's more of a traditional good vs. evil stories but what makes Odd Thomas special for me is his wry humor, making the best out of dangerous situations he is in. And I guess it helps that he and I has the same philosophies in life (e.g. In one instance, Odd believed that God is optimistic about humanity no matter how evil many had become. Because, if He wasn't, He could have wiped us all up and started all over again. Whatta dude!).
Every book is also filled with colorful characters. Though secondary only to Odd, Koontz's invests many pages for each character that they are drawn full of life and personality. Which pays off greatly.
There is a movie coming out based on the first book, Odd Thomas, and needless to say, I am very very excited. (A shame they are going through some disputes with marketing.) Koontz is very pleased with results and the trailer below looks very promising. Please please be good!
- Percy Jackson and The Olympians - Percy's sarcasms greatly help
- Hannibal Lecter - Start with Red Dragon and you won't stop reading
- The Hunger Games trilogy - this defined the standards of YA novels, nuff said