TITLE & AUTHOR: In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz
PUBLISHED: 24 June 2008
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
The first graphic novel from Dean Koontz, featuring the famously well-loved character of Odd Thomas.
Nineteen-year-old Odd Thomas, a young fry cook from Pico Mundo, California, can see the dead.
Beautifully drawn by Australian artist Queenie Chan, this graphic novel tells the story of Odd’s race to solve the murder of a young boy whose killer appears to be stalking a second child. With the help of his beautiful girlfriend Stormy, his friend Police Chief Porter and the ghost of Elvis Presley, Odd must find the killer before he strikes again.
Pico Mundo total population 40,000. The town where I was born and where I’ve lived all my life.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I’m a huge fan of the Odd Thomas series. I’ve got all of the books and read them several times. I couldn’t wait to read In Odd We Trust. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I bought this for my kindle but had to read it via my kindle app on my PC. It was virtually unreadable on the kindle and I found the format meant the font size was very small to read. Unlike other kindle books I couldn’t change the font size. Anyway, lesson learned – don’t buy a graphic novel for a kindle. In Odd We Trust used only black and white illustrations which looked quite cheap and poor and not particularly professional. I’ve read some beautifully illustrated graphic novels so this got a thumbs down. As for the story – it was very bland and run of the mil. Odd helps Chief Porter catch a bad guy. I was hoping for something more complex but it was so simple it was almost insulting to Odd Thomas fans. The characters are also very flat and nothing like the novels. In Odd We Trust is quite a poor graphic novel, cheap looking, bland and flat. At times it was like reading awful fan fiction. I couldn’t help feeling like was aimed at kids because the plot was so thin, pale and dumbed down I refuse to believe it was written for an adult audience.