Odd Thomas, to be more precise.

in the past couple of weeks, i’ve churned through the first three books in this series (book four is due in 2008).

and i really have to say i enjoyed them. i definitely felt a connection with Odd – even though i’m half again his age, a psychic null, and i rather like my parents.

but the slightly skewed worldview? yeah, that i have in spades. and though i don’t know Elvis, i’m a big fan.

i also like what Koontz seems to be saying about the nature of heroism; Odd is seen as a hero and romantic figure by many who know him – but he’s just doing what has to be done. just because there is risk doesn’t stop him from following his own moral compass – that seems to me the essence of what we on the outside see as heroism.

quote of the day:

“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.” – Alfred North Whitehead


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