First published: June 24th, 2008
2015 Popsugar RC Category: Graphic Novel
My Star Rating:
BLUF: Pass on this… This book is for those already familiar with Odd Thomas, but, even then, the plot is lacking.
Plot: This story has your main characters of the first book, Odd Thomas, Stormy Llewellyn (Odd’s girlfriend), Chief Wyatt Porter (Odd’s father figure), and Terri (Odd’s mother figure). Odd Thomas is a 20-year-old manboy who sees ghosts. These ghosts cannot move on from this world until their murderer is caught and/or they have accepted their death. Odd Thomas helps those who have stayed, including a recently murdered young boy. This is where we come in.
The Good: The book is short and sweet. I was looking for a quick read and this was it.
The Bad: This just wasn’t interesting to me. I’m not sure how much of this is due to the format and how much was due to the illogical plot. I mean.. Odd finds the killer, talks to him, and just lets him get away. This is after the police are onto the guy and wanting to arrest him. Excuse me? What? No. That’s ridiculous.
Overall: This passed the time well, but, if you are compelled to read it, I would recommend renting it rather than buying. I was not impressed.