SAINT ODD is the 8th and final book in the series. After reading all of the books, wanting to give up when I got to ODD INTERLUDE, and then hoping that I could finish the series, I am glad I did.
Growing with the main character, Odd, for all seven books I was curious but not surprised at how the series ended. I would have actually like it better if it hadn't been so obvious what was going to happen in the last book.
This book finds Odd back in his hometown of Pico De Mundo, a small town he saved from disaster in the very first book in the series, ODD THOMAS. He returns home to once again save it from disaster. Followed by a group of cultists that want to kill him and set the world on fire, Odd finds that he has friends he can always depend on, but he also has people who will always want to kill him. Throughout the book I felt that I was reading one disaster after another and one murder after another. Not a lot was described and there wasn't really a lot of movement in the book. When I got halfway through I wondered what was really going on because the book really seemed to be going no where.
The ending of the book was absolutely predictable and expected, especially if one has read the other seven books. I really wish it hadn't been so predictable, and I also wish this last book had a little more substance. The cultists weren't really explored in this book, they were just random killers running amok through the book until they try killing the next person. The other characters weren't really that interesting or developed either, not like previous books in the series. The returning characters were mostly background noise. In the end it didn't make much sense except to lead to the ending that I already knew was coming.
I can't say I recommend this book, but I don't want to deter anyone from reading the rest of the series when the first 3, maybe 4 books, were really pretty good. In my view this book didn't add anything to the story, it felt a little rushed, and the only thing that came out of it was the ending, which wasn't a surprise either.
I was disappointed, but I would have still read it.