The Odd Thomas Farewell Novel I Didn’t Want to See

Saint Odd

I'm a pretty practical reader.  I read solid theological tomes or historical fiction or self-help books--not sci-fi.  I'm not one to be hooked on fantasy tales and spirits of the walking dead.  So how in the world did I fall in love with a character who sees dead people, and whose path is crossed by shadowy purply-black death-chasers called "bodachs" who somehow show up every time there's an impending cataclysm?I don't know--but I'll tell you this:  I didn't want to see Odd Thomas die … [Read more...]

Dean Koontz’ “THE CITY” May Be His Best Novel Yet

The City

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may know that I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz.  I've written before about his best-selling mystery novel Innocence--and, at the same time, told you of my affection for Odd Thomas, Koontz' 19-year-old fry cook whose story has become a popular series and a film.I believe, though, that Koontz' newest novel, The City, has the potential to overtake even his blockbuster Odd Thomas series  in popularity.That's because The City is perhaps the most phil … [Read more...]