So… welcome to my new old blog. The old writing and miscellaneous posts are here, ready to be joined by some new ones. Book reviews have their own home. Look around, get comfy, but don’t move the furniture. I get easily annoyed when I can’t find things.
I’ve misused “Categories” and abused the entire dashboard at this point, so watch this space for further mistakes and insanity as I struggle through re-categorizing each post. Fun? Wow!
Full disclosure: I read this book because it was on a list of books “to read before you see the movie” even though I have no intention of thinking of considering seeing the movie. Period.
I liked the cover. Shallow, but true. Little did I know it was about cancer. The thing is, this wasn’t super depressing. I like Hazel and Augustus. Their illnesses were sad and shaped them into amazing individuals. It was a story of love and intelligence and a book that links characters together.
A movie will never be able to capture the significance of “Okay”. A movie will never be able to capture the essence of the characters, the situations, the little joys and victories, or the deep sadnesses.
I won’t see the movie. I’m very glad I read the book. You probably should give it a try. It would be a great book for a discussion group.
I love Odd Thomas. I really do. The character has charmed me from the first book in the series… until now. Suddenly, he has an enigmatic sidekick… and I don’t like her. She seems to serve no real p
This entry in the series relies on intricate science theories and horror instead of Odd’s talents as one who helps the dead with their unfinished business so they can “cross over”. urpose and is incredibly annoying and distracting for both Odd and the reader.
If you’re a fan, you’ll like it but not love it. Come on, Koontz. Ditch the chick and give us back the old Odd. We love that fry cook.