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Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 3)
Brother Odd - Odd Thomas, Bk 3
Author: Dean Koontz
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 dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553589108
ISBN-10: 0553589105
Publication Date: 10/30/2007
Pages: 464
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 553 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 3) on + 99 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I've been a fan of DK since I was 13 and probably too young to be reading some of his books. He's fantastic and I'm wondering what happened to him. There's just no way to get back the time I've wasted with this story. Reading this book was like trying to trudge through the snowstorm described within. I like Odd Thomas, and thoroughly enjoyed the last two books. This one is just plain drivel. Absolutely tedious.

I don't usually have to force my way through any of his books, and I skipped over 1/3 of this one. I've never read more run-on sentences of pure crap in my life. He goes on and on about going forward to go back, and how this attunes to that. Give me a break, already and get to the actual story. If I wanted a self help book, there's plenty here to choose from.

In my opinion, Koontz is a brilliant writer, but when he's got to actually describe a scene with the ghost of Elvis pretending to pick his nose and do disgusting things with the product, it's time for a vacation and some serious margaritas.
I'm sure if Odd Thomas shows up again, I may even give it a shot, but this one, unlike most every DK book I've ever read, will not be staying on my keeper shelf.
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Helpful Score: 4
I liked this story of Odd Thomas better than the last book. I really enjoy Odd's personality. He is a humble hero, with a wonderful, yet simple, sense of humor. I love the way he interacts with people as well as with the spirits of those who are attracted to him after death.

A lot of this book is about his interaction with the residents, the nuns, brothers, children, guests, and spirits at the Sanctuary where he has retreated after his horrible experiences in the last book. While he is trying to shelter in this out of reach world, he again encounters the horrible bodachs that always fortell of tragedy, suffering and death. He has to try to figure out what is coming and how to stop it. With the help of a few trusted and quite memorable characters, Odd find himself once again in the role of a savior and hero.

The ending of the book makes it quite clear that Koontz is not finished telling us about the adventures of Odd Thomas and I for one look forward to more of Odd's tales.
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Helpful Score: 3
I just finished the book today. I have to say that I liked this book as much as I liked the book Odd Thomas. This was better than the second book. I am inpressed with how different it is.
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Helpful Score: 3
Odd Thomas is sincerely one of the most likable characters I have ever encountered in reading. The Odd books manage to scare you, make you laugh, and to really root for the main character, all at the same time. The monks and nuns in Brother Odd are all lovable as well.
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Helpful Score: 3
I love the Odd Thomas character and this book was no exception but I liked the storyline a little less than the first two.
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Had to get the hardback the week it was released...
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Interesting book.
makes me want to find the other "Odd" books in the series and read them, too.
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just couldn't get into it at first but I did force myself to finish it which i am glad...not my usual type of book but definately interesting

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