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Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1)
Odd Thomas - Odd Thomas, Bk 1
Author: Dean Koontz
The dead don't talk. I don't know why. But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553584493
ISBN-10: 0553584499
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 1026 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
A very fun and yet creepy read. I would like Odd for my friend. I had a hard time putting it aside to sleep.
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Helpful Score: 7
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.
RockStarGirl avatar reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on + 329 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is, without a doubt, one of the best books that Dean Koontz has ever written. I was moved to tears reading it. I have been reading Koontz on and off since the early 90's, and haven't been impressed with much that he's done in the last decade. This books reveals a new, improved Koontz. I couldn't put it down, and for the first time in a long time, I felt like the relationship between the main characters worked. It still has that trademark Koontz humor and quirkiness, but it's the intensity is more subtle and heartfelt. This is not one to miss.
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Helpful Score: 6
The Odd Thomas series is a must have. Thoughtful and well written. It has to be Koontz's best book ever.
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Helpful Score: 5
very good book keeps you interested. first in a series of three. currently working on book two. Great story and character.
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reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Very enjoyable book about a lovable character who has a very odd talent. A must read for Koontz fans.
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suspense on every page
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Engaging book -- easy reading. Great characters. Good intro into Koontz' books.
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What a great character!! Thankfully he stuck with Odd for the benefit of all of his admirers!! Thanks Mr Koontz!
lorieles avatar reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on
This is the start of a great Koontz series. Odd Thomas can see (but not speak to) the dead, and he sometimes just KNOWS the right thing to do. He's a young man who has given himself over to just that, doing the right thing to help both the living and the dead. His particularly endearing character is funny, self-critical, and spiritual in a sort of down-to-earth way; after all, the dead are just people that aren't alive anymore, to him. If you like anti-heroes, he's not it. He's a kind of old-fashioned hero we don't see that much anymore. Any moral ambiguities are more in his head, due to his self-questioning, than actual. Two scenes that stuck in my head may give you a nice sample: Thomas, hard at work as a fry cook in a popular diner, trying to get his orders straight while not betraying the fact that the diner is suddenly swarming with evil shadows that followed a customer in - because if they realize he can see them he'll have a fatal accident within seconds. Later in the book, Thomas chooses a baseball bat as his weapon and goes striding off without hesitation to try to stop several gunmen. I immediately ordered the next two books after I read this one.
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I love this series of books! Can't get enough Odd.
candilou1970 avatar reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on
My first Dean Koontz book ever read. Good read!!
dkwood19 avatar reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
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.
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Excellent book
marcijo28 avatar reviewed Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, Bk 1) on + 280 more book reviews
Oddly Satisfying!
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Ordered for my son at his request. He liked it.
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I was sent to the book after viewing the film. I enjoyed both. Odd Thomas is an interesting character and I enjoyed the tone and premise of the book.

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