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Hardcover Odd Thomas Book

ISBN: 0553802496

ISBN13: 9780553802498

Odd Thomas

(Book #1 in the Odd Thomas Series)

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"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. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings


Was under the impression that I was getting a regular print hardcover but got a large print instead and there was not anything listed showing it was large print.

A wild ride.

Just when you think you know what is happening, you don't! Definitely worth the twists and turns!

I don't like Dean Koontz

I am not a Dean Koontz fan at all, but because of the large number of people who are, I occasionally give one of his books a shot. Most of the time I am simply reminded as to why I am not a Dean Koontz fan. Odd Thomas, however, was a massive exception to this rule. It just seemed to have all the ingredients and to fit them together so well: an interesting premise, an endearing main character, and witty story-telling. Even if you're not a fan of the author, or even the genre, this book is well worth taking a chance on.

The book that is Odd in all the right ways.

Odd Thomas was a book that was really a great piece of literature. It was unique, interesting, and kept me reading. I liked this book because it had a very strong plot; it was funny at times, but still showed seriousness when needed. Odd Thomas is a book about a man named Odd Thomas who is, as his name suggests, odd. He works as a short order cook in the small town of Pico Mundo, and has a very special talent. He can see dead people. It may seem like this has been used so many times, but Dean Koontz really makes this theme unique to his book. He is in love with a woman named Bronwen Llywellyn, who prefers to be called Stormy. One day, Odd encounters a man in the restaurant he works in, surrounded by invisible spirit creatures known as bodachs. These creatures signify that something bad is going to happen, and the sheer number of them around this man signifies something horrible. So Odd then tries to find this man, who he nicknames "Fungus Man", and stop the impending doom that he knows is coming. The question is, will he be able to? This book will catch you even if you are not a big reader. I even just saw it one day and picked it up because of the cover. I am glad I did because it was one of the best books I have ever read. It was exciting, moving, and in the end was a big surprise that I will never forget. I recommend this book to everyone.

Koontz is Back

I have been a long time Dean Koontz fan. I've read just about every book, including some by his pseudonyms. Almost every book was a great read. I would close the book after the last page feeling both fulfilled and sad. Fulfilled because of a great story, sad because it was over. Lately, however, Koontz's books have been slipping.I think it began after Seize the Night. His books became harder to read and filled (and I mean filled) with metaphors and similes. And the ultra-sappy happy endings were very unlike the author.I didn't read The Face because of the bad reviews I heard. So, when Odd Thomas came out, I was reluctant but curious. Am I glad I picked this book up!The story was fast-paced and exciting. The subject (Odd sees dead people) may have been used before, but Koontz put his own special touch in there. The characters were vivid, especially Odd and Stormy. And the humor...Koontz has a gift when it comes to humor in his books. I literally laughed out loud more than once.Odd Thomas is classic Koontz. A great story, a quick read, funny, sad, scary, and moving.

Nothing "Odd" about this read

For the first time in a long time Dean Koontz has written a book that delivers on any level you can name. Odd Thomas is a suspenseful, powerful, imaginative, and entertaining story. The characters are believable and seem to leap off the page at the reader. Of course, I like all of Koontz's works, the early stuff and his later, more spiritual works.Odd Thomas is a short order hash slinger in a small out of the way town of Pico Mundo. Besides being a talented writer, Odd sees and communicates with ghosts. Not just any ghosts mind you, but all types of ghosts. One type that is especially bad are the "bodachs" a particularly malevolent spirit that is attracted to and seem to feed off of violence. These spirits are in town and associated with a character Odd names "Fungus Man." As you read you realize that Fungus Man is much, much more than he appears on the surface to be.This is an unsettling read. Koontz manages to keep the reader slightly off balance. This causes a little disorientation and some readers may be critical on this aspect of the novel. However, when you reach the end of the book you'll be glad that you hung around to the end.Koontz is a talented writer. His books are meant for intelligent readers. Odd Thomas will not disappoint.

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