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Brother Odd Mass Market Paperback – 1 Dec 2011
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Having said that, this book can also be profound, uplifting and educational, too. The forty to fifty percent mark of the book is where it starts to get really interesting (and heavy) from that perspective, with just about every plot twist inserted by this prolific and much loved author underscored by recurring themes of redemption, eternal damnation and the ever lasting battle between the powers of good and evil. As for the quality of the writing itself, you may want to look at kindle locations (KL’s) 662, 1748, and 2059.
I have said before that the decision to kill off Odd’s girlfriend (Stormy Llewellyn) at the end of book one was a mistake, both in a story telling and marketing sense of the word. But given the nature of the series, it is relatively easy for the reader to imagine how she can be brought back into the series, and in BROTHER ODD, Mr Koontz has done this, but only to a minor extent.
Superficially, however, the book is about a disappearing monk. Brother Timothy has vanished, and its only thanks to the bravery of our hero, who was attempting to follow his gut instincts through a vicious snow storm, that the reader has any idea of what has happened to him.
Odd has some friends at the monastery that know him - and his background - completely. They can, however, be counted on one hand. Each of these people have their own colourful history; and speaking of this, another excellent feature of the writing is the depth of the characterisation. In fact, the people who populate this book are so well drawn that the reader is not completely sure of the degree of their integrity. And the character names are at times quite joyous to discover, too.
So then - BROTHER ODD is interesting on many levels. It is deep, it plays very well on the reader’s emotions. Some people love the author’s writing style in this set of books, but I find it needs patience to have maximum effect. But who doesn’t love a good mystery? Especially when it is set in the spooky surrounds of a centuries old monastery, complete with incredibly life like and colourful characters that have the potential to fill the mind of the reader with an overwhelming sense of wonder.
And fear. And horror.
But this *is* a Dean Koontz book after all. What else can we expect?
A solid and highly entertaining four stars from me.
Anything less would be sacrilegious.
The other thing that appeals to me is the I interesting concepts discussed in this book. As ever there is the usual droll wit from Odd. As well as the tension required of any thriller.