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review 2018-09-17 23:51
Review: Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

Let me preface my review by saying that I saw the movie a few years ago and enjoyed it very much, so I fully expected to enjoy the book.  And I did.  However, I couldn't stop picturing Anton Yelchin as Odd and it made me very sad.  That being said, the movie was a pretty fair representation of the book.  Minus the parts with Odd's insanely bad parents.  OMG they were terrible, horrible people!

 

The story is told by the protagonist, Odd Thomas, who can see the dead...and other otherworldly things.  He lives a life of simplicity as a fry cook in a small town and wants nothing more than to settle down with his soul mate, Stormy and maybe get a job selling tires...eventually.  He does his best to help the dead settle whatever business they still have on this plane so that they can finally cross over to the next.

 

But that all changes the day the Fungus Man comes into the diner where Odd works. This man is  the precursor to the tragedy about to hit Odd's town.  Odd is then in a race to figure out what horrible thing is about to happen in his town, learn what the Fungus Man has to do with it all, and keep as many people safe as possible.

 

Having enjoyed the movie so much, I kind of expected the book to blow me out of the water.  It did not.  It was good, very good even, but not great.  The story was very sad really.  Learning the way Odd and Stormy grew up, the burden of his "gift", the ending.  I'm a little hesitant to continue with the series, but really, I need to find out what happens to Odd next.

 

Even though it didn't knock my socks off, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who's into the supernatural.

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text 2018-09-15 00:39
Reading progress update: I've read 27%.
Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

This is for bingo square: 

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review 2018-08-31 22:17
To All The Boys
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

Yep. I totally called it. I was exactly right on who sent the letters.

 

I'm also torn on how I feel about this book. I enjoyed this book but I found a couple of minor editing errors. And the plot was pretty basic. It was a fun, simple read but nothing super deep. I don't think it was worth all the hype. The ending didn't seem to really wrap up anything. So I will read the next book but I hope some stuff gets cleared up. 

 

I also hardly liked any of the sisters. Just sayin.

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text 2018-08-30 23:23
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 353 pages.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I'm pretty sure I know who mailed the letters.

 

Also, why is it so hard for teens to just tell the truth? Nooooo, let's concoct a massive house of cards instead.

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text 2018-08-29 00:04
Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 353 pages.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - JennyHan

I guess I should see what all the fuss is about since they made this into a Netflix movie...show? Thing? I haven't watched it so I dunno. But I have the sequel too. Might as well get to it.

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