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Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1)
Odd Thomas - Odd Thomas, Bk 1
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780553584493
ISBN-10: 0553584499
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A very fun and yet creepy read. I would like Odd for my friend. I had a hard time putting it aside to sleep.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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very good book keeps you interested. first in a series of three. currently working on book two. Great story and character.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I was pleasantly surprised with this story. I very much liked the characters and the whole plot. Surprise ending. I'm reading Forever Odd now with equal enthusiasm.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Odd Thomas series is a must have. Thoughtful and well written. It has to be Koontz's best book ever.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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LOVED this book. It's one of my favorite Koontz books. Odd Thomas is a very memorable character. Highly recommended!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This book had a slow start, I almost gave up reading it!! I am soo glad I didn't I really enjoyed it and Brother Odd is on its way now!!!Sheree
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I LOVE this trilogy. Read this one first and it will help you read the other two. What a great character Koontz has created in Odd Thomas!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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my husband loved all three of the "thomas" books by dean koontz..........thoroughly enjoyed.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Not the usual Dean Koontz, but after you get into it you can't put it down.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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An ending I didn't expect! Loved this book!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A really good read.. odd sees the dead and in some cases helps them finish thier business with an unlikely group of friends...it was very well written and kept my attention throughout. The mystery and sometimes creepiness was very enjoyable! thanks koontz for a book worth reading!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Loved this book and was hooked from the first page. Very surprised, and saddened, by the ending, however I can't wait to begin the second book in the series to learn what Dean Koontz has in store for the very friendly and lovable Odd Thomas.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Wow! What a way to start a new year. This is the first book I've read by Dean Koontz and I'm kicking myself in the behind for overlooking the man for some many years! After this review, I will make it a point to get my hands on a copy of everything the man has ever written.

I first mentioned this book to my husband after coming across it in the bookstore early December. Back cover seemed interesting enough but, not being a fan of Koontz, I decided to put it on my "wish list". A few days later, my husband handed me the book (God Bless The Man! *grin)and with the first words ("My name is Odd Thomas...") - I was hooked!

There are no simple words to describe this book - it is a literary masterpiece. There were times when I forgot that I was reading a book and felt as if I were reading a memoir of sorts (in fact, it is from this view that Odd presents his story to the reader). You not only get to know each of the different characters Odd encounters in his life (each unique in their own ways) but you begin to care about what happens to these people. Many times I held my breath, struggling to keep my eyes from leaping to the paragraph below to see what fate awaited a member of Odd's "family".

I've read some pretty good books in '04 but one of my biggest complaints have been that the books start off very well but I find myself rushing through the ending. I clung to every word in this book, sometimes stopping to savor a particular phrase delivered by the narrator. And the ending delivered! Man, the writing is nothing less than awesome! So simplistic and yet so genius!

Hats off to Mr. Dean Koontz for a magnificent job!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A fun and entertaining read!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a series of koontz is good the hero very likable
some of koontz books i just can't get into not so with
these. Check them out you will be glad you did.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great book - powerful ending.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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2 member(s) found this review helpful.
dean koontz at his best!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Had heard this was a good read - and yes, the story was very compelling and the main character actually named Odd was sweet. Of course, it is typical Dean Koontz so you have to suspend disbelief and reality with the first page. It won't disappoint you.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Great book!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is the unassuming hero of this latest, who will race against time to thwart the gathering evil in Pico Mundo.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Typical Koonz with a twist.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This was the first Dean Koontz novel I have ever read. It flows well and I liked the charcters. I especially liked Odd Thomas. Liked him so well that I am reading the other two in the series. If you like Ghost Whisperer and CSI you will like this book.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This is the book that really got me started reading Koontz. The main character is interesting, the other characters are fleshed out and are a part of the story, and of course the premise and follow through maintain your interest. So if you are interested in a well written "ghost" story then this is a good one. Note this is not a ghost story per se, except for Elvis, the evil spirits aren't people. I don't know the timelines on this, did "Dead like me" come first or this. Some of these have a similar theme so who had the original idea and who expanded/improved on it is really something I don't care about since the good ones are just that - good and to be enjoyed.

I do have a problem with authors/movies merely recycling there heroes and not being creative and doing something new. With "Odd Thomas" the second book was readable again while the third killed me off of ever buying another sequel or prequel to this.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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There is nothing better than finding a character you really like in a book.... and when that same character is in a SERIES of books - AWESOME!!!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Wonderful book! Mr. Koontz has created an intriguing, amazing character in Odd. This story made me laugh and cry while keeping me on the edge of my seat. It has heart and soul but also plenty of suspense and spookiness. I have been a fan of Dean Koontz for many years but I believe he truly outdid himself on this one. I highly recommend this book!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I really loved this book. Odd is an awesome character, and I'm anxious to read the entire series. Koontz is impressive with his first-person writing. This is a wonderful read, especially for paranormal fans.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This was one of those books I didnt want to put down ....I read it while cooking dinner....I read it while drying my hair....I read it while standing in the line at the grocery store...I read it far into the wee hours of the night.
I've read most of the Odd Thomas series but this one is still my favorite.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Even thought this author has been writing for a long time, this was the first novel I've read by him. I have to say that I really liked it because his writing style keeps you very interested in the story. I love reading books that are unpredictable and this one took me by surprise a lot. Even though I hated the way this one ended, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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if you are like me, this is a very dangerous book to read while on the bus or train -
i kept missing my stop because i was so into this book.
i have currently read all 3 Odd Thomas books and they are WoNDeRFuL.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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20 year old Odd has an ability to see ghosts and wispy black things that hover in anticipation of death. Not many people know of his strange abilities, but he has trusted the police chief, who loves him as a son, and his girlfriend, Stormy, with his secrets. The harbingers of death are swarming in his town and he feels the need to stop whatever destruction is coming. This was a very loveable character in this fast moving story, and I cannot wait to read more of the Odd books on my TBR pile!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This was, for me, an incredible read; thrilling; it held me in its grip. Paranormal is not a genre I usually read, but Dean Koontz changed all that for me. This book has to be one of Koontz’s most challenging endeavors. Odd Thomas—yes, his name is really Odd—is gifted with an unusual ability to see the dead who have lingered too long in this world. Sometimes they seek him out, but always he is driven by their need to communicate even though they cannot talk. The character Odd Thomas is complex in his simplicity and as the narrator of the story his language skills make description an art form. To quote Publisher’s Weekly: “Marvelous…this is Koontz working at his pinnacle.” Loved it!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Could not put this book down,totally enjoy it. Odd is an interesting young man with the gift of seeing dead people. This book gives us some of Odd's unusual family history and tells us about his "forever" love.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is actually about a guy named Odd... and, well, he has the "odd" ability to communicate with the dead who are stuck here on earth for some reason. Although the dead can't talk to Odd, they lead him to help solve their problems. Odd takes on this job very willingly with the feeling that it is his duty to help since he was given this strange gift. This first book in the series has Odd trying to prevent an aspiring mass murderer from committing his deed. Memorable character. Sparse, conversational type of writing, but a page-turner with twists and turns in plot.
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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i don't know. i could not get that into it. if you are on dean koontz' meat than you will probably love this. I thought it wasn't that original. it bored me.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This book is simply amazing! Then again, so is everything I've read by Koontz. Still, the end was simply heart-wrenching. I'm getting a slight lump in my throat just thinking about it. The whole thing was just a fantastic, supremely entertaining story. Also, a quick, easy read. I could barely put it down!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out 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 unforgettably fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Sonetimes the silent souls who seek Odd Thomas out want justice. Occasionally their otheerworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it's different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a hordw of hyena-like shades who herald an ummunent catastophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock-n-Roll, Odd will race agianst 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.
Truley another excellent read!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I liked this first one best of the three Odd books so far!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great Series!!
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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I didn't really like this book. The writing style was a bit slow for me, from all I'd heard of Koontz, I expected more action, more suspense, more something. All I got was more desire for the darn book to END. Then, when it did, I wanted to throw it across the room (unfortunately I was at work--in a school, and couldn't). It was frustrating, sad, and not worth my time.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I read Brother Odd first not know that it was the 3rd book in the Odd Thomas collection. That kind of ruined part of the ending of this book for me. I felt like it took a long time to get to the excitement, but it is a well written book overall.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Excellent book
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great book! I have read all of the Oddie books except the last one and am re- collecting them since the April 2011 tornado. These are books I can read over and over...
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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I haven't read a Koontz novel since HS and thought I might see if his writing was still appealing to me. I noticed a line of "Odd" books and decided I'd start at the beginning.
For a book that is more mystery than horror, this book scared me. Well, it gave me the creeps. I couldn't predict any of it. I enjoyed the main character and found his relationships fun to explore.
The story itself was interesting and page turning. The ending was suprising and harrowing. I'll definitely read the next one to see where it goes.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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great character with unusual abilities. great suspense and a red herring or two to keep you turning pages.
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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NOT MY CUP OF TEA. WAS A LITTLE TO "FAR OUT" FOR ME. ONLY REASON I WANTED TO READ IT, WAS I SAW THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE WHEN I WAS IN SANTA FE, NM IN SEPTEMBER 2011.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a great book, I couldn't put it down. I had Brother Odd before this without knowing the background and it filled in the gaps of the story for me. There was enough excitement to keep you turning the pages without being gruesome. It could have been written differently where more attention was paid on the gruesome detail I think I would not have enjoyed it.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Currenlty reading Odd Thomas and really am impressed by the character development. This is only my second Koontz book and I must say I am enjoying the Odd Thomas the character more than I ever thought I would. Quick read, especially since you know there is more Odd waiting in books to come.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The blurb tells you most of it, but it doesn't tell you that when you read this book you will laugh, and you will cry...and you might just look differently at some of those marginal people who hang around the fringes of acceptable society.

From back cover: '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. Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz's dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the corssroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. . . . ODD THOMAS
Somteimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tip[s 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, convergr, is a testament by which to live--an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Another GREAT book by Dean Koontz - evidently he writes nothing bad.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Not usually my type of story, but I really enjoyed this book. I will be looking for more of Dean Koontz books.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is just a great character! I love these books!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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One of Koontz's best books. By the end of the books I was so caught up in the story that I physically felt bad for the lead character. Very well written (as are most by Koontz) and definitely keeps you engrossed in the story throughout. I am so glad there are more books available in this series (& more still to come). If you even slightly like Koontz or are looking to give him a try, this is the book you should read.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is a great book. I had not read any of Koontz's work before, so I was a little nervous about this. But it is great. Hard to put down! My husband, who is not a strong reader and doesn't like to read much, loved this book too. He finished it faster that just about anything he has ever read.
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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I’m sorry Dean but this one just didn’t make the grade! Too much detail in too many subjects will bore a reader to death! Now I am a huge Dean Koontz fan and I’ve read lots of his stuff. This one just couldn’t hold my interest. It was literally overkill with detail. Still, in my humble opinion “Watchers” is my favorite book of all time. I could read or listen to the audio book over and over with that one. Some of my other favorites were the Bad Place, Strangers, Midnight, Door to December and The Voice of the night. It seems that the newer books are missing an element that the older books have. Come on Dean! You can do much better than Odd Thomas!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas (talk about killing your parents for naming you weird things!) sees dead people and has strange psychic abilities. He might be odd but apparantly his girlfriend, Stormy, is gorgeous. Go figure! Anyway, his home town is inundated with evil shadows (bodocks) which spike his weird meter and sets Odd on a mission to find out what is going on. This is typical Dean Koontz - way out there but enjoyable nonetheless. I usually like Koontz's writing and this was no exception. Odd is a quirky guy but also loveable, caring and kind. There is a few murders in it but no really graphic details. Even the squeamish should be able to read this one. The ending is very sad and I admit to having tears in my eyes when it was done. Book 2 - Forever Odd should be interesting.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Fantastic reading. I love Odd Thomas.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is a very engaging and page turning book. Odd Thomas is a recluse interesting young man, that works at a local diner in town. He is a simple man, wears the same thing every day, like things in a certain pattern and loves his girlfriend. Odd also has a gift, he sees the dead and helps them cross over. When Odd's day starts he sees a you girl, and she leads him to her killer. Odd confronts the killer and the day starts rolling! I really enjoyed this book and though sometimes Koontz can get long winded in explainations, this is a excellant book.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The first book in the Odd Thomas series. Dean Koontz lite.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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bored me to death. I didn't even finish it. A friend recommended it and I was sure I would like it but no go. I think the tone of it turned me off. I felt like the characters were talking down to the audience.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Such a wonderful story...well written, entertaining, hilarious and, at times, quite touching. Koontz has created an excellent series with this book being the first of the series. Odd, a 21 yr old fry cook, sees the dead and...well...the fun ensues! This will be a quick read because it is so well written and I recommend this book to everyone I know!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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There are very few booths that can take a ghost haunting a person and turn it into a funny story. That is the case with Odd I actually laughed out loud at some points. While the whole books isn't laugh out loud funny, there are times when it is. In this story you have ghosts, love, mysteries and Elvis! I really enjoyed this book it was a light fast paced read.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas was a book that lived up to it's hype which I rarely ever say about a book. Usually when I read a book that everyone tells me is so good I find that it's commercial in the aspect that it caters to a general audience and is below my standards.

First we meet Odd; the main character in which the book is named for. Koontz did a superb job of making him seem like the most normal boy you'd ever meet. He lives a quiet life, works as a fry cook, and lives in a 2 room garage apartment. Usually not the type of material that you write a book about, which in the same sense, you get a feel that's the reason he wrote a book about Odd.

Odd, for a lack of a better phrase, sees dead people. Odd sees everyone from a 12 year old girl that was raped and murdered to Elvis. Yes, Elvis Presley. In his little town of Pico Mundo, California the King lives on, yet when Koontz places Elvis on Odd's life, it's far from cheesy. In a strange sense you feel that not only does he add to the story, he belongs in the story.

We are introduced to Odd's gift in the beginning of the book when he sees 12 year old Penny Kallisto. Penny was raped and murdered by who we shortly find out is Odd's high school acquaintance Harlo Landerson. Odd in the past has solved several cases like this, which in return as earned him a close relationship with Chief Wyatt Porter, a sort of surrogate father to him.

His girlfriend/fiance Stormy Llewellyn is the next main and second most important character as Odd's life is defined and shaped by her. Stormy is well written and towards the middle of the book, you really feel the bond between her and Odd and why they consider themselves soulmates. The author did an excellent job of having them add to one another's role in the story instead of her seeming like space filler like so many authors tend to do when adding a "supporting cast" to their books.

The readers are introduced quickly to "Fungus Man" who we can identify as an antagonist. Odd gives him the nickname because of his fungus yellow hair and completion. Even though he brings no element of surprise, he does leave you in suspense as to what his role really is. It's made clear through hints throughout the book and in Odd's own words as he is narrating the story that something terrible is going to go down in Pico Mundo, we just don't know exactly what for a few chapters.

A little further in, meeting Odd's best friend Little Ozzy only completes the unusual cast. Little Ozzy is a writer, an art critic, a 400 lb man with 11 fingers, and the keeper of a 58 year old cat named Terrible Chester. Ozzy demanded that Odd sit down and write his tale to help him cope with what has happened to him in all the events of the book and to deal with reality.

The fateful event that takes place doesn't last long in the sense that it's drawn out for chapters and chapters and is rather short and sweet with plenty of curve balls thrown. Even in it's brevity it doesn't disappoint and since I never give anything anyway, I can't really critique it too much but know that it was well written and something you won't walk away from feeling let down.

Through the lingering dead, a satanic cult, normal (and not so normal) life of a 20 year old boy, grief, tears, and love this book is amazing and possibly the first in a series Dean Koontz will be most remembered by.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Having already read both book 2 and book 3 of this series - both very good, by the way - I knew the fate of the characters, but still found myself wrapped up in the lives of Odd Thomas, Teri, Stormy, Chief Porter, and Little Ozzie and his cat.

The ending was surprising and not something I could have seen coming. I can't wait to continue my reading of the series.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very interesting book. I had a hard time getting into it at first, but once I did, Iwa hooked and couldn't put it down. It made me a real Koontz fan.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I LOVED "Odd Thomas". The character is hilarious and the way the story flowed kept me with it the entire time. I read this book in one "sitting". Highly recommended for Koontz fans and for weirdo-sarcastic-goofy people like me. ; )
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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this is a good book
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I don't know why it's taken me so long to read this book. The subject matter kind of had me a little standoffish. Oh my. This is a wonderful book, in fact, the library opens in 14 hours and I will be there when the door opens for the next one. You KNOW the book is special, when you have to re-read the last few chapters in total shock, and can't stop thinking about it. The characters are all so loveable. I can't say enough about this book!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Odd is one of the coolest characters ever created. Original idea, very touching.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great story! Easy to follow. Good continuity!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Dean Koontz with his natural aplomb keeps you going throughout the book. Put on some coffee or tea, this will keep you up late.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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What's not to love? Odd Thomas is so endearing and interesting that it's hard not to get emotionally involved in the story.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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I've neveer thought of Dean Kootnz's novels as literary masterpieces, but they were nice little 'sitcoms' for me. Easy to read with action to keep you engaged, but this is one book I didn't finish. Lost interest about 100 pages in and couldn't continue. Very rare for me. There are many others out there that will enjoy this book.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Not too scary, interesting characters. Some surprising twists. A love story that explores the nature of evil, with the ghost of Elvis.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Liked it alot.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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If you read nothing else this year, the Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas" series is a do NOT miss!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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I read this after a lot of people told me it was great. I like Dean Kootz, but for some reason, it was really hard for me to get through this one. I liked it once I finished it, but it was a slow read. I heard the second one was better, looking forward to reading it.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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first of the Odd books. I loved it, had to run out to get 2 and 3.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This is the first of the 3 books about Odd Thomas. It is suspenseful as well as funny. I personally love all 3 of the Odd books. I think they are some of Koontz's best work.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A riveting read from start to finish.

One of my all-time favorites by Koontz. Odd Thomas, a nondescript short-order cook at the Pico Mundo Grill, is an unlikely hero with a gift. Odd's charming self-effacing humor is engaging and the dialog throughout the book is cleverly written. The contrast between Odd's honesty and purity and the evil he often faces was dramatically defined. Odd Thomas is an impressive introduction to a remarkable character and well worth the read. Odd's character is so palpable, I never wanted the book to end!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Couldn't put it down. Odd Thomas is a wonderful character. I have already read Forever Odd and Brother Odd and recommend all 3 to everyone.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Good read! Kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This was a great book! I can't wait to read the next book!!! if you liked the movie "the Sixth Sense" you will like reading this book!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Very different and intertaining book.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is easily the most likeable character I've ever found in a Koontz book. The sarcastic every-man, he has a heart of gold and actually tries to do good in the world, with his gift.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas talks to dead people and sees evil spirits...what could be more Dean Koontz than that? This is a good story, not too scary with characters that you root for. I'm back to being a DK fan.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I'm not generally a huge fan of sci-fi or books about the fantastic, but this one was surprisingly engaging. I read it in just a few days. Even with its supernatural elements, it's so clearly written and so well developed that it still seems -- oddly enough -- realistic.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of Koontzs' less scary books. It is actually a very interesting story and good reading (even before bed).
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Love, love, love this book! Odd is such a great character - I hope Koontz follows his story for many sequels.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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"The dead don't talk, I dont know why." But they do try to communicate with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. 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.

ODD THOMAS

Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice. Occasionally their otherwordly 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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out 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, rage and destiny converge, is a testament by which to live - and unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!! Koontz rocks.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Very good book by Dean Koontz, easy read once the story gets started. I loved reading about Odd Thomas and his knack for seeing dead people.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very fun read! Makes want to pick up the other two books in the series.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Very entertaining!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The first Odd Thomas book. Good read.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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You will be addicted to Odd.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas, who narrates, is odd indeed: only 20, he works contentedly as a fry cook in a small fictional California town, despite a talent for writing. The reason for his lack of ambition? A much rarer talent: Odd sees and converses with ghosts, the lingering dead who have yet to pass on, a secret he has kept from nearly everyone but his girlfriend, an eccentric author friend and the local police chief, whom he occasionally helps solve terrible crimes. Odd also has the ability to see bodachs, malevolent spirits that feast on pain and whose presence signifies a likelihood of imminent violence. The proximity of bodachs to a weird-looking stranger in town, whom Odd dubs "Fungus Man," alerts Odd that trouble is brewing; breaking into Fungus Man's house, Odd discovers not only hundreds of bodachs but a shrine to serial killers that helps him deduce that somehow Fungus Man will wreak widespread havoc very soon-so Odd is caught in a classic race against time to deter catastrophe. As with Koontz's best novels, this one features electrifying tension and suspense, plus a few walloping surprises. But Koontz fans know that the author has recently added humor to his arsenal of effects, and this thriller also stands out for its brilliant tightrope walk between the amusing and the macabre; one of the dead with whom Odd interacts frequently, for instance, is Elvis, still pining for his long-dead mother, Gladys. Above all, the story, like most great stories, runs on character-and here Koontz has created a hero whose honest, humble voice will resonate with many. In some recent books, Koontz has tended to overwrite, but not here: the narrative is as simple and clear as a newborn's gaze. This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This is the first in a series and was very good; am looking forward to the next one. It is written in the first person. You get to like the character but have a sense of impending doom as he moves through his days.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I really live the TV program Medium so this was a hit with me.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Strange but good. I really enjoyed.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice. Occasionally their otherwordly 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 castastrophe. 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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Another awesome Dean Koontz Series. Odd is another warm and colorful character. Koontz pulls you right in.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Excellent story, chilling with a little bit of humor and romance. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A good story. Isn't one of his best though.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is great, keeps you on the edge of your seat.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Another excellent Koontz novel. I laughed, cried and sat on the edge of my seat while reading this book. I enjoyed it immensely.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The first in a series by Koontz about a boy with a strange gift. One of my fav's by this author.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas, can see dead people, which makes his life very interesting. This is a good read, a first in series about Odd Thomas. The third book is currently in hardback.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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First book in a series of three Odd Thomas books (so far). The third book was just published (Brother Odd - November 2006).
1. Odd Thomas
2. Forever Odd
3. Brother Odd
This character is one that Dean Koontz likes and likes writing about.
Dean Koontz: "When I wrote ODD THOMAS, the title character came to me fully formed, as if he were a real person whom I had known all my life. No character in any of my previous novels led me through his story with such grace, with his voice unfailingly strong in my mind's ear, making revelations about himself and his family that were surprising — even shocking in some instances — yet seemed inevitable to me the moment they were made."
I forsee more books in this series.
Odd Thomas is an easy, entertaining read, one of Koontz's best eforts.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Loved this book !! Can't wait for Brother Odd the third in the series to go to paperback, hardcover is a little out of my range (price wise) I would list Forever Odd but I have that in audiobook.

Great read quick (2 hours for me) Stephen King / Brian Lumley mix.

You'll fall in love with Odd
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I do not normally like Dean Koontz. I end to think of him as a bit of a ...hack. I was pleasantly surprised by this book though. The first person Odd's narrative voice, gives this a different/better tone.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Dean Koontz is a great author - The dead don't talk, but they do try to communicate with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Excellent book.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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From the cover - 'Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice. occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But thi time it's different. . . .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. . . .'
I enjoyed this quirky Koontz book and will certainly look for the sequals and gobble them up as well.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Thomas sees dead people, but they don't talk to him. He is a very endearing character.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of the best Dean Koontz books I've ever read. It's got action, suspense, humor, and a love story thrown in. Oh, and lot's of ghosts.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odd is a very likeable charactor. Its a good story, fun to read. Its a sort of ghost story, a little creepy. I liked it.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is among Koontz's best work.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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one of dean koontz best
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Classic Dean Koontz - once you get going can't put it down.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out 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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Excellent thriller!!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Very interesting reading. One of Koontz's best. Nice ending for a change from him.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Different from what I expected.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very creepy and funny book.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas is a Dean Koontz book, good vs. evil, easy read, poignant characters that you care about.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This kept my attention way past bed time. I miss the young man named "Odd" a bit. He has a gift, & lives to tell about it.
Koontz is an amazing writer.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out 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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I absolutely loved this book. I had stopped reading Dean Koontz a long time ago because I felt his books were all the same. This book blew that out idea out of the water.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Great story! Koontz always delivers.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This book was haunting. It pulled me in and didn't let go until I had finished it. It is a really good read.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Really great read, twists and turns around every corner, very hard to put down
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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anyone who likes Dean Koontz will love this one.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I've read a lot of Koontz' books. This is one of his better ones. It' quite heartwarming. I'm waiting for the sequel.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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As most of Koontz's books...this one is strange, but the main charactor is very interesting and funny. Kept me going and I finished it quickly. I highly recommend it!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Wow. I loved this book! It was a great story!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Enjoyable
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A likeable average guy is communicating with dead souls as they try to warn him of impending evil. A surprise ending.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great Story! I rarely buy hardcover books, but when the sequel to this came out I just couldn't wait!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Loved the book and the characters. Can't wait to read Forever Odd.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Odd.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Great story....fast read....
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Odd Thomas, a short order cool om a small desert town is contacted regularly by the dead. Sometimes they seek justice; other times their tips help him prevent a crime. But this time a stranger has come who threatens the small community- can Odd Thomas help stop the gathering evil.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Great book. I could not put this down until I finished. His best yet.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Classic Dean Koontz. Great story.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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One of Koontz's better ones, although there is always the feeling, with the matchstick-sketch characters Koontz draws, that one has read it before. A good read.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of Koontz's better books. Nicely entertaining.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Absolutely, positively WONDERFUL!!!! Another Koontz great!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Interesting book. A New York Times bestseller. A young man communicates with the dead to seek justice. Like the show "Medium" with a classic Dean Koontz flavor.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Great book!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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One of my favorites!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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KOONTZ IS AN ARTIST WITH WORDS BUT WILL HIT YOU WITH A HARD SURPRISE ENDING
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Have not read it.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Sometimes the silent souls who seek Odd out want justice. Occasionally their otherwordly 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 amont Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Awesome Read by Dean Koontz, one of my favs he has written to date, has a very good sequel now also called Forever Odd
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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My whole family loved this book. It is a great read. We all fell in love with Thomas. This is not a typical Dean Koontz book. It is highly interesting and very sentimental.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I loved this book. I couldn't put it down.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Good story with good characters.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The dead try to communicate with title character Odd Thomas, only they don't speak. They try to help him stop evil from happening. Very fast paced book. I could not stop reading once I started.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Great read from Koontz! Cool concept and I love Odd.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Thoroughly entertaining. My favorite Dean Koontz book I've read thus far...
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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. Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz's bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Loved this Koontz book.. very different.. very riveting! Excellent Read.. as is Forever Odd as the character is continued.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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A must read. Odd is unlike any other character Koontz has concocted. Very different; very good.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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eerie, weird, but good
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Classic Koontz
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Excellent!! I think this is Dean Koontz best yet, and as long-time fan, that is saying a lot.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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My favorite of all the Dean Koontz titles. Odd Thomas and his girlfriend, Stormy, just leap off the page as fully realized personalities.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Very 'odd' book, but interesting too. Creepy, thrilling, and catching. Will keep you and not let you go....a great Dean Koontz!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Loved it!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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i don't know how a story with such an odd premise of the dead speaking to a fry cook in Mojave can also be so beautifully written but somehow Dean Koontz did it. the story was disturbing to me is why the lower rating than normal for this book from me. Maybe it's supposed to be. You judge.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I really enjoyed this book, amusing(his imaginary friend is Elvis),keeps you interested with the suspense of it all.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Very good book. Couldn't put it down!!! Loved it!!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Very interesting...suprise at the end.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I loved this book. It is very Odd...but a great read.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I love Dean Koontz! Odd was out to save those who could be saved! Even the King tried to help! You have to pay attention or you'll get confused but Odd is there and he'll help!!

Great Book!!!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very creative fantasy/horror story. Good characters.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Awsome book, quick read. Koontz at his best.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Great story, with Koontz' typically elegant use of words.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great book. Typical Dean Koontz novel.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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From Publishers Weekly-
"Once in a very great while, an author does everything right-as Koontz has in this marvelous novel.
Odd Thomas, who narrates, is odd indeed: only 20, he works contentedly as a fry cook...The reason for his lack of ambition? A much rarer talent: Odd sees and converses with ghosts, the lingering dead who have yet to pass on, a secret he has kept from nearly everyone but his girlfriend, an eccentric author friend and the local police chief, whom he occasionally helps solve terrible crimes."
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I've read a good 20 books or more of Dean Koontz and I always had a good read, but this was the BEST!! I was on my toes at all times and had a hard time putting it down. Wonderfully written and an easy read. I never felt like I HAD to read to get to the end, I enjoyed every minute of it.
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This is my favorite Dean Koontz book so far!
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Great Dean Koontz book. A bit of a departure, but a wonderful story.
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I've read almost every Dean Koontz book. This was another great read.
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Odd Thomas - a book, as I usually do on airplanes, that I picked up to read during a cross country flight. After a few out there kind of weird books from Dean Koontz, he comes back to his roots with Odd Thomas. Thomas is sort of like a psychic superhero who can see evil, and events that might happen. And, oh yah, he can see the dead Elvis. Any book with dead Elvis ghosting around in it is worth checking out. This book has it's villains, has a hero, has a tragedy, and has a great conclusion. Kind of a sixth sense type feel to this book, worth reading.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I loved this book. Dean Koontz just gets better and better. He writes with sensitivity and humor at the same time. This is a great book.
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If you liked the movie Sixth Sense, you will like this book. It was a fast, easy read. Very entertaining.