I'll have to reread it before I can really make a great deal of sense reviewing it, but it was good... not as enjoyable as The Face but more than Odd Thomas. There's no real humor or romance in this one, but there's still the sense of a mixing of genres. Horror, science fiction, supernatural, and a hearty dose of what I like to call the 'religious thriller'.
The last few DK books have had a very personal feel to them... protagonist versus antagonist on a small scale, with most of the general public unaware of the goings on. The Taking is much more epic, even though it focuses almost completely on two residents of a small town. In a way, it made me think of the movie Signs.