Today I finished my first Dean Koontz novel, Odd Thomas, a funny, scary, romantic, suspense novel about a guy who sees the dead. I recommend it heartily. Somewhat reminiscent of Robert A. Wilson and even Thomas Pynchon. I've got to research these beings called "shades" that Odd Thomas calls "bodachs": invisible except to those "gifted", these beings can squeeze themselves through the narrowest of openings, and congregate where large numbers of people are to be violently killed, presumably to feed on the violence and fear. It's possible Koontz made it up, but more likely he used existing legends of demonology.
Haven't made much progress in any other areas, but keeping my sanity with the help of some good friends.
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