Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

eBook - 2003
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Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz's dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it's different.

A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live--an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2003.
ISBN: 9780307414274
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 08, 2019

Definitley a great book and one of my favorite series.

Sep 06, 2017

A very binge-readable book. Twists and surprises, I obsessed over it until I finished it. And Dean Koontz is definitely a first class storyteller; the kind that can handle horror, suspense, drama, and comedy without ever getting cheesy or melodramatic. He keeps it intriguing.

Even though the book is highly derivative of MKS' The 6th Sense it is still very entertaining. Koontz is a very literate writer but still keeps the styling accessible to the average reader. The religious undertones are off-putting at times but you almost expect them from a book that deals with talking to dead people and helping them move on. The Ghost Whisperer TV show steals this theme and goes even further with it; proving that that there is no original idea that can't be mass-produced over and over again. Still, standing on it's own merits, Odd Thomas is worth reading.

May 22, 2016

Too odd for me.

cals_peggy Oct 02, 2015

A creepy, sometime scary, action packed story.

airwaving Jul 24, 2015

The best fiction I have ever read!
After a 10 or so year hiatus from reading fiction, my daughter suggested author Koontz, particularly his Odd Thomas series. Brilliant, humorous, great mix of down to earth and "paranormal" considerations.
There aren't enough stars here, because to have this level, quality of escapist literature= priceless.

BakerStreetIrregular Jun 22, 2015

Fell in love with the character Odd Thomas almost immediately. Can't wait to read the rest in the series.

May 19, 2015

Very much enjoyed this first book of the odd thomas series and cant wait to see what lies ahead

FindingJane Aug 26, 2014

Mr. Koontz is once again the master of human depravity amidst supernatural situations. Whether the one draws the other or vice versa isn’t a question easily answered and the novel doesn’t provide the reader with any real conclusions. What do come through are the trials of a mere human struggling with a superhuman power and the obstacles thrown in his way by the mortal and immortal world alike. Odd Thomas is an incredible creation, both queer and ordinary, desperately determined to grip his sanity and mildly fearful that he really is nuts. This is a book of genuine creepiness and terror and not to be missed by true horror fans.

Jul 31, 2014

Odd Thomas is a lovable, unusual hero whose adventure is well paced, gripping, and suspenseful. Good luck putting this book down!

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