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Hardcover Brother Odd Book

ISBN: 0553804804

ISBN13: 9780553804805

Brother Odd

(Book #3 in the Odd Thomas Series)

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Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Great book

I really loved this book of the series. A page Turner! Once I started I couldn't put it down

Odd Thomas is still charming

I finished Brother Odd, the third of 7 promised Odd Thomas books :) How to be objective when you are already enchanted by the main character? Odd Thomas still has the personality that has captivated the author and his fans; so that is not a disappointment. The book starts interesting enough to keep you reading; it gets a bit long in the middle where it builds up expectations for the grand finale, therefore it is hard to put it down. The end is as expected, a great ending to a classic Koontz tale; although it has its thumbs ups and downs. I don't want to ruin it for anyone planning on reading it, but you will know what I mean when you are done with it. I am excited to get started on book 4 and recommend this to any Odd Thomas fans.

koontz still has it.

THANK GOODNESS FOR KOONTZ. HE STILL WRITES WITH A FLAIR AND I LOVE HIS WORDING. YOU CAN TELL IT IS HIM AND NOT SOME GHOST WRITER LIKE SO MANEY OF TODAYS WRITERS ARE DOING. THIS BOOK KEPT ME READING UNTIL I WAS FINISHED AND THAN I WANTED MORE. AND LOW AND BEHOLD MORE IS COMING..

Brother Odd

An outstanding book by Mr Koontz. I read it 3 times faster than I normally read a book, because I didn't or couldn't put it down. A 2006 Large Print edition, with jacket and read only once by me. No bent corners & no markings. Ships USPS Book Rate.

4 1/2 Stars...Another Odd Journey

Odd Thomas is one of those characters you can't forget. I discovered him in the quirky, touching, and sometimes chilling "Odd Thomas." I met him again in the darker, less heartfelt "Forever Odd." When I saw the dramatically colored cover of "Brother Odd," however, I was worried that Koontz would take our literary hero into the land of the ludicrous. I picked up the book with a fair share of concern. "Brother Odd" finds Odd in a new location, seeking solitude and rejuvenation at a monastery in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. This isolated spot gives the story more tension, throwing a bunch of monks and nuns and needy children into a pressure-cooker situation. Odd knows there is trouble brewing again, trouble of a kind only he can see, when he detects evil entities stalking the children. With typical Koontz style, the story unfolds with lots of literary wordplay and Odd Thomas humor. The supporting cast does its job, although the heavy-handed attempt to make Mr. Romanovich seem menacing is just that--heavy-handed, and a bit too misleading. In the end, Odd Thomas and his band of merry monks and nuns must face the nameless evil that lurks in the blizzards and mountains, and in so doing, Odd confronts his own guilt, while freeing others (such as the spirit of Elvis Presley) from theirs. Koontz's worldview becomes more thought-provoking as his novels come along, and Odd Thomas is the perfect foil for those views--humble, gifted, and a bit odd. In conclusion, this story expresses thoughts about science and creation and God that are intriguing, uplifting, and cautionary--but also preachy, when serving as a denounement to a fast-paced thriller. With sardonic wit and pokes at our modern culture, Koontz is a writer I'll keep coming back to. He may be too pedantic for some, but at least he has something to say--and he's not afraid to say it. I'll be waiting anxiously for his next, "The Good Guy."

Another Odd adventure

I enjoyed this book tremendously. Odd Thomas is one of my favorite literary characters ever...I just want to hug him and take him home. This is the third Odd Thomas book by Koontz and it was as good as or better than the orginal books. There is a statement Odd makes near the end of the novel that makes me worry about our dear boy's future. In this story, Odd has retreated to St. Bartholomew's Abbey in order to take a break from the dead who haunt him. The abbey houses a residential school for disabled children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. When bodachs begin to appear, Odd knows trouble is brewing. Can he save the children from the disaster he knows is coming? One other thing, if you've read Koontz's Christopher Snow book, Seize the Night, Chris finds a egg-shaped chamber at Fort Wyvern. Something about a room described in Brother Odd makes me think of that strange chamber, the "egg room," that the Snowman finds deep under Fort Wyvern in Seize the Night. Perhaps there is a connection?
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