Dean Koontz's "Odd Thomas" book 1. Found it by accident @ Overdrive so I reserved it. Turns out it's a fun novel read by an entertaining reader.
I'm not a Koontz fan other than in passing. That said I really am enjoying this novel. It has parts that remind me of Spider Robinson's Challaham Chronicals, Pale Horse by Piers Anthony and of course Dead Like Me. It's lightweight & pleasant entertainment. I will listen to at least a couple of the sequels. As a free list via Overdrive it is a great value for sure.
Am enjoying it much more than Ben Bova's Farside and I really enjoy Bova a lot. His Sam Gunn stories are among my all time favorites. Fanside is set in that storyverse. For some reason reason • s - imply did not gain any traction on the story.