Book Reviews of Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 3) (Large Print)

Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 3) (Large Print)
Brother Odd - Odd Thomas, Bk 3 - Large Print
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780739478202
ISBN-10: 0739478206
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 526
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 12
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 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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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 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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So far, this is the best book in the series for the creepiness factor alone. Odd Thomas is a genuine humanitarian which is really showcased in this installment. Among the monastery environs lies an orphage that caters to the severely handicapped. Odd's handling of these fragile children during the crisis is masterful and heart-felt. The plight of these children in the story (hell even in real life) is heart-breaking. It's embarrasing to know that we humans treat anyone like this especially those who need love the most.

The monestary is a weird place to have a total nut job but I guess even monks go bad. The bone creatures that are staulking the children are creepy as hell. It truly creeped me out to hear about these critters scuttling around and murdering people from the inside out. Yuk!

I have visions of my best friend from childhood when I think of Odd Thomas. He is very intelligent and quick-witted and will say or do anything to make someone smile. It's a rather endearing trait.

Odd's adventures are, well odd but typical prose for Dean Koontz. I can't wait to see what he's up to in [book:Odd Hours|2029927].
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Helpful Score: 2
Odd Thomas is always fun - I hope Mr. Koontz writes more. "Brother Odd" is better than "Forever Odd" and not as good as "Odd Thomas."
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent third book in the Odd Thomas book series.
This time out Odd is staying as a guest as a missionary in the California Sierras.
Once again the Bodaches come calling and Odd has to figure out why they are there.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my favorite of the Odd Thomas series. Odd has retreated to a monastery to try to recover from the loss of his beloved Stormy. He feels evil about to engulf the place, which is also a home for disabled children, but in what way, and how can he stop it, if he can stop it?
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One of the best series ever. Can't wait for the next
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I haven't read alot of Dean Koontz's work, but Odd Thomas has caught my eye. I have been hooked ever since. I know it might seem a little cheesy with another book about a person who can see dead people. Especially when he's also got Elvis hanging about him. Beyond all that the book is a great read and entertaining. I suggest it and the others in the series to all my friends to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
My least favorite in the Odd Thomas series. Still a nice, quick read though.
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Dean Koontzs Brother Odd is the third book in the Odd Thomas series. Like the first one, this book earns every bit of its praise but fair warning; this book like the first is a total tear jerker.

Odd has left his beloved home of Pico Mundo, California for a life of quiet and reflection at Saint Bartholomews Abbey in Sierra Nevada. His life can be a bit complicated seeing dead people and all. The Abbey houses a host of monks, nuns, and disabled children. Odd and one other man, a Russian Librarian by the name of Rodon Romanovich, are the only guests currently on the premises. The Abbey is where the entire story line starts and develops.

Odd sees what he calls bodachs. Shadowy figures that resemble humanoid wolves that usually foretell some sort of danger or catastrophic event. Within the first few pages of the book, Odd sees three skulking around one of the childrens rooms that house 2 disabled children. Annemarie and Justine. Odds first paranormal encounter after the bodachs lead him into their room is when little girl, Annemarie, seemed to be channeling the spirit in her sleep of Odds love, Stormy. This is the first part of the book I got a little emotional at, you relive the loss that Odd experienced in the first book when Stormy passed.

As the book progresses you meet a lot of interesting characters, most notably Brother John, a former physicist turned to the order after strange circumstances. When Brother John came to the Abbey, he came with 4 billion dollars behind him, and has continued some of his research there. The next fun character of note is Brother Salvatore (knuckles) that was an ex mob footman from Jersey. Koontz, as usual with the series, put a lot of thought into his interesting menagerie of components to weave Odds new adventure.

When the strange bone like structures (not humanoid at all) begin attacking shortly after Brother Timothy goes missing during a total whiteout of blizzard, the Abbey goes into barricade mode because Odd feels that the imminent danger revolves around the school and the children. The brothers and nuns band together armed with baseball bats and clever thinking to do anything necessary to save the small and innocent lives of those around them. When Jacob is introduced, a mid 20s man with autism and some (but not all) signs of Down Syndrome, the cause of these strange attackers become clear because of his clues through his drawings and short conversations he is having with Odd.

Through twists, turns, laughter, tears, and total disbelief that maybe one of their own is a mass murderer this book is yet another amazing read by Mr. Koontz and his unbelievable imagination and creativity whom I would recommend to anyone.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have a great collection of Dean Koontz. I'm a great fan. But I must say this book dragged on and on. It took my months and months to force myself to finish reading it.

I liked the original "Odd Thomas" that was a super story. The second book in connection "Forever Odd" was okay but not as good as Odd Thomas. Now we have a 3rd one and it absolutely does nothing for me.

I don't recommend wasting your time on this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I orginally bought this book first and had to go back and find the others before reading it. If you are searching PBS for an addicting read but never entered the word of Odd you have to give this one a try. You will be hooked and just a little bit charmed by the character of Odd.
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I loved this book. My favorite of the series will always be the first, Odd Thomas, but this one comes in a close second. After reading the second in the series, I didn't have too much hope for continued quality of the Odd novels, but this book is an improvement over the second.
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Story well done. Felt like there was a big lead up to little action though. More excitment at the end would have been better.
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The latest in the Odd Thomas series. Odd meets strange and horrible adversaries in an abbey where he goes for spiritual revitalization.
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Third in the Odd Thomas series. As good a read as the others.
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Third in brother odd series. Uses Odd Thomas's abilities but adds "new technology" as a twist.
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Another excellent Koontz book, although not necessarily my favorite of the Odd Thomas trilogy...
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LOVE Odd Thomas - the third in the series, very good reading!
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I have limited experience with Dean Koontz, but of the few books of his that I have read, I've enjoyed tremendously. This book will definitely keep you guessing, and guaranteed you won't be able to put it down!
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Third in the Brother Odd series, Odd Thomas is staying at a monastery, where you would think that he would be safe from the spirits that haunt him, but of course this is not to be, travel with Odd as he helps the monks, nuns and students escape from the evils that haunt them all.
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This is the third Odd Thomas book. He is at an abbey recovering from his loss of Stormy when the bodachs appear. he has to help save the young helpless children living at the abbey school. Definitely a great Dean Koontz book
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Excellant book. I read it in a couple of days. Slightly perdictable however.
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I love Dean Koontz, but this has to be one of my all time favorites of his. The main character is not only funny, but he makes you think about things in a way that few characters can. I totally recommend this book!
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Excellent book. Had been unhappy with the second book in the series, but this one is great!
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I felt this one was as enjoyable as the first "Odd Thomas", better than the 2nd. I loved it.
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Excellent sequel to the Odd Thomas books.
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I had high hopes for this book because I loved the other two and I wasn't disappointed! Stays true to Odd's character, spooked me alittle and made me laugh. Very good read!
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Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time.
Koonyz follows Odd into a singular nre world where he hopes to amke a fresh beginning-but where he will meet an advisary as old and inexorable as time itself.
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I liked the change of setting (Sierra monastery in the wintertime), and the people Odd meets. It was a good mix of horror and thriller with a touch of humor.
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Personally, I loved this book. It was just as good as the others. The humor and the sparring between the characters is priceless!
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Another great book by Mr. Koontz! This is the third in his Odd series if I remember correctly. I love the character, Odd Thomas, created by Dean Koontz. For Koontz fans you will recognize the good verses evil, right verses wrong equation that he uses. All of the Odd Thomas books are amazing. By the time you get to this book, the character is well established. Odd goes to live in a monestary and runs into the ultimate nemisis! At this monestary there is a school for children, orphans, that also have unusual characteristics. The bond with the children is new with Odd. This is an amazing book that all horror or suspense fans should read. Enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is Brother Odd!
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I have a great collection of Dean Koontz. I'm a great fan. But I must say this book dragged on and on. It took my months and months to force myself to finish reading it.

I liked the original "Odd Thomas" that was a super story. The second book in connection "Forever Odd" was okay but not as good as Odd Thomas. Now we have a 3rd one and it absolutely does nothing for me.

I don't recommend wasting your time on this book.
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you just cant beat the brother odd series, there is something for everyone in this series
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A good hard to put down read.
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Great book. Third in series. Explores God and science. Odd is one of the coolest characters ever created.
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Very good book!
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Great book. If you like Koontz, you'll like this one!
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I like Odd Thomas and found the book entertaining.
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This is the third of Koontz's Odd Thomas novels, and it's a winner. This one goes way, w-a-a-y out beyond the limits of probability, and IT TAKES YOU WITH IT!

From back cover: 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 an infinitely darker nature.
Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning-but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.
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Odd Thomas is a very interesting Character -- Koontz was right in making a series out of him. All 3 books are terriffic!
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Loved the series. Left me wanting to read more about Odd.
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I enjoyed reading this book because today's society is into the pyschic world of paranormal. I try to read different types of books even though this book is not a book of romance but a thriller. Odd Thomas the pyschic that sees dead people or strong premoniton that something is about to happen. He pieces the puzzle together little by little until at the end there is a complete understanding. This book was at a Orphange Home at an Monastary or Church. An experiment that went unwary unknowingly to its creator, created an unearthly creature that wreck hovack at the Monastary. Thomas dared to try to correct the situation by getting involved to find out exactly what is happening. I liked the description, the epic and I am continuing to read all the books about Odd Thomas written by Dean Koontz. I have started my chapter with Twightlight Eyes. I hope it is just as good.
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great Dean Koontz book, gotta read them all, last of the trilogy (Odd Thomas, Forever Odd). Surreal plot, different approach, keeps your attention. I enjoyed this book.
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I loved the whole series. I just hope Dean Koontz keeps writing more Odd books.
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I enjoyed the 1st 2 Odd books. This story was interesting but was slow. Odd's sense of humor is the highlight & the ending does make you want to try book 4.
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Great read! I just love the Odd Thomas series, cant wait for the next one.
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I love Dean Koontz. I love Odd Thomas. In fact, I love that Dean Koontz loves Odd Thomas enough to write a third (and I'm guessing, soon a fourth) book about him. So I may be a little biased in saying that BROTHER ODD is one of my favorite books of the year.

Odd has left Pico Mundo to join the nuns and brothers in a monastery. Although he's not taking his vows, he's been enjoying the peace and quiet--and relative safety--that being with these brothers and sisters of Christ has brought. He's also enjoyed the numerous children who live there, those who are physically or mentally handicapped, abandoned by their parents, sometimes even suffering at their hands.

Then, as always seems to be the case with Odd, the bodachs show up, and he knows that something bad has come to the monastery. But does it come from the novices, the brooding Russian, the brother who was once muscle for the Mob, the brother who is also a brilliant scientist, or from someone else entirely?

With his faithful dead sidekick, Elvis, and his faithful friends, and the sometimes strange memory and even stranger "spirit" of Stormy, Odd must work to keep the entire population of his new home safe from whatever danger lurks ever nearer.

This is another winner from Mr. Koontz, and the ending, of course, leaves it open for another book about the wonderful, amazing, flawed, and utterly lovable Odd Thomas.

Well worth picking up, BROTHER ODD will have you reading long into the night.
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Gotta love Odd!
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First, let me begin by saying that I am a huge Dean Koontz and Odd Thomas fan. Sadly, I found this book to be a little disappointing. As others have mentioned, it tends to get bogged down in detail and I found myself struggling to keep interested even 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the book. By the time I got near the end, I did find it to be more interesting, but I did not feel that this book was up to Dean Koontz's usual standards. That said, I eagerly await the next Odd Thomas book.
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Koontz continues to deliver what's expected of an "Odd" book.
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If you haven't read the Odd Thomas series, you're seriously missing out. This one is the best so far to me.
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Too much talk about things not involved in story.
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As a general rule, Koontz is fantastic.....However, this book had me yawning only 1/3 of the way through. The character is likeable enough, but the plot really has no depth, no substance. It's a classic "evil-thing-lurking-outside-ready-to-eat-everyone" story......But the most exciting part was Elvis picking his nose. And I'm pretty sure even that could've been more exciting.
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Dean Koontz Does it again! Another wonderful book, this book is one of several in his Odd Thomas Series, its a very good read funny and entertaining.
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Odd Thomas is as likeable a character as you are ever likely to meet in an unlikely story. Fortunately, my last English teacher will never read that sentence!
Odd Thomas is a pleasant young fry cook, of all things, and has occult tendencies that lead him into unlikely places such as a monastery high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The story is filled with shadowy beings and occupants of a vague in between world.
All in all, a good, different, entertaining yarn.
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I liked the stories intertwined into the main story. The previous lives of the many characters, but if you have read the previous books it becomes repetitive, the constant reminders of what happened before.
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Had to get the hardback the week it was released...
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Fantastic book! Dean Koontz never fails!
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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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I am listening to this Dean Koontz series about Odd Thomas - the unabridged version. This time Odd has sought the shelter of St. Bartholomew's Abbey, where he is seeking peace and quiet to reevaluate his life after the misfortune that he has encountered in the previous two stories. The brothers and nuns at St. Bartholomew take care of disabled and unwanted children. I found that Dean Koontz showed a lot of compassion and understanding in the way that he described how Odd viewed and talked to the children who lived there. I liked the story and the characters. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, ODD HOURS.
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I love the Odd Thomas series!!!
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I just can't get enough Odd Thomas. This book doesn't disappoint. It is on the edge of your seat continuation of Odd's trek through life with interesting people, events and places. It is never a dull moment. I struggle with putting these books down. I want to drag it out and enjoy it for a few days but I end up reading and doing nothing else and its over in two days. Great sequel.
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Not nearly as good as his other books in general, and certainly not up to par with Odd's previous manuscripts. I was sorely disappointed with this book. I might chalk some of that to "the idea that the original is always the best." But it seemed he struggled to write this book.
He dove more into the details of sci-fi, such as quantom foam, that 90% of the population won't follow and just skim. Not enough about the --dare I say -- bodachs or the appearance of more plesant spirits. Even Elvis has barely a walk on role in this one.
In short, I'm glad it was a gift and I didn't buy it.
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Another great Odd book
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Great book!
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Such a dissapointment after the other Odd Thomas books. The character is becoming difficult to believe, it lacked plot, and it was WAY too religious.
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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I have a great collection of Dean Koontz. I'm a great fan. But I must say this book dragged on and on. It took my months and months to force myself to finish reading it.

I liked the original "Odd Thomas" that was a super story. The second book in connection "Forever Odd" was okay but not as good as Odd Thomas. Now we have a 3rd one and it absolutely does nothing for me.

I don't recommend wasting your time on this book.
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A great follow-up to Odd Thomas and Forever Odd. Koontz's character grabs your interest and his plots constantly surprise.
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The third book in the Odd Thomas story. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two.
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I love Dean Koontz. I love Odd Thomas. In fact, I love that Dean Koontz loves Odd Thomas enough to write a third (and I'm guessing, soon a fourth) book about him. So I may be a little biased in saying that BROTHER ODD is one of my favorite books of the year.

Odd has left Pico Mundo to join the nuns and brothers in a monastery. Although he's not taking his vows, he's been enjoying the peace and quiet--and relative safety--that being with these brothers and sisters of Christ has brought. He's also enjoyed the numerous children who live there, those who are physically or mentally handicapped, abandoned by their parents, sometimes even suffering at their hands.

Then, as always seems to be the case with Odd, the bodachs show up, and he knows that something bad has come to the monastery. But does it come from the novices, the brooding Russian, the brother who was once muscle for the Mob, the brother who is also a brilliant scientist, or from someone else entirely?

With his faithful dead sidekick, Elvis, and his faithful friends, and the sometimes strange memory and even stranger "spirit" of Stormy, Odd must work to keep the entire population of his new home safe from whatever danger lurks ever nearer.

This is another winner from Mr. Koontz, and the ending, of course, leaves it open for another book about the wonderful, amazing, flawed, and utterly lovable Odd Thomas.

Well worth picking up, BROTHER ODD will have you reading long into the night.
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great read
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I have a great collection of Dean Koontz. I'm a great fan. But I must say this book dragged on and on. It took my months and months to force myself to finish reading it.

I liked the original "Odd Thomas" that was a super story. The second book in connection "Forever Odd" was okay but not as good as Odd Thomas. Now we have a 3rd one and it absolutely does nothing for me.

I don't recommend wasting your time on this book.
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An "ok" book. Quite unbelievable and requiring a further stretch of the imagination than reasonable in my opinion, I still found it hard to put down at times. I much preferred the first in this series (Odd Thomas), but am still glad I read this one.
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Great story - hated to see it end. Thank heavens for the sequel!
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Not as good as the first Two ODD Thomas books but again a quick read.
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I have a great collection of Dean Koontz. I'm a great fan. But I must say this book dragged on and on. It took my months and months to force myself to finish reading it.

I liked the original "Odd Thomas" that was a super story. The second book in connection "Forever Odd" was okay but not as good as Odd Thomas. Now we have a 3rd one and it absolutely does nothing for me.

I don't recommend wasting your time on this book.
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This is the worst book I have read by DK, The Taking was a close runner up. I usually love his books, maybe he needs to take a break.
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My least favorite of the Odd books but still good. Enjoyable read.
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I love Dean Koontz. I love Odd Thomas. In fact, I love that Dean Koontz loves Odd Thomas enough to write a third (and I'm guessing, soon a fourth) book about him. So I may be a little biased in saying that BROTHER ODD is one of my favorite books of the year.

Odd has left Pico Mundo to join the nuns and brothers in a monastery. Although he's not taking his vows, he's been enjoying the peace and quiet--and relative safety--that being with these brothers and sisters of Christ has brought. He's also enjoyed the numerous children who live there, those who are physically or mentally handicapped, abandoned by their parents, sometimes even suffering at their hands.

Then, as always seems to be the case with Odd, the bodachs show up, and he knows that something bad has come to the monastery. But does it come from the novices, the brooding Russian, the brother who was once muscle for the Mob, the brother who is also a brilliant scientist, or from someone else entirely?

With his faithful dead sidekick, Elvis, and his faithful friends, and the sometimes strange memory and even stranger "spirit" of Stormy, Odd must work to keep the entire population of his new home safe from whatever danger lurks ever nearer.

This is another winner from Mr. Koontz, and the ending, of course, leaves it open for another book about the wonderful, amazing, flawed, and utterly lovable Odd Thomas.

Well worth picking up, BROTHER ODD will have you reading long into the night.
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Weakest of the Odd books, IMHO.
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very boring for could not get into this one for I read the first 99 pages and could not get into this one for it just seemed to drag on and one and very slow. good luck with this one folks.

alana.
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An excellent story. I really enjoyed it. I would recommend all of the 'Odd' books.
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The Odd Thomas books by Koontz are some his best!
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I liked the blending of humor and suspense in this story. Kept my interest and I had a hard time putting it down from start to finish.
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Odd Thomas is living in a monestary. He enjoyes the monks and nuns, and for a while he has peace with a dog named boo and Elvis the the King of Rock and Roll.
One day, in the children's quarters he see's those harbringers of doom, the Bodachs.
They always signal violence and death,.
Sure enough, a monk ends up missing and Odd trips over him,
When they find him later, he is changed and demonic.
Odd feels the clock is ticking down to finding out who is behind the evil and why did they call it into being?
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Third and last in the Odd series.
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Third in the Odd Thomas series; the next adventure.
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Third book in the series.
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