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Fiction - Thriller - ISBN: 0553840479, 0007130740, 0007130724

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A glimpe inside the world of Koontz.

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Introduction ^^^^^^^^^^ Writing this review is like putting on a comfortable slipper after wearing stout shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to increase my knowledge of books by reading more obscure authors and exploring new genres, but I still have a love of fantasy and horror and nobody...

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“BEWARE THE BODACHS !”

published 12/05/2004

A Very Readable Book

None of Note

"To overcome evil with good is good; to resist evil with evil is evil." Odd by name and odd by nature seems to be the opinion of many in Pico Mundo when faced with twenty year old Odd Thomas the grill chef extraordinaire. Many feel that he has some sort of gift in a psychic vein but those same...

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Excellent

“An "Odd" But Brilliant Read”

published 19/01/2009

Different and unsual thriller

None

Having finished my last book slightly quicker than I had anticipated I was left without a new book to read, which just can't happen so I had to have a good rake through the huge pile of books we have in the house. After some time reminiscing sat in the middle of a mountain of books I came across...

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Excellent

“i see dead people”

published 20/08/2008

The best book Koontz has ever written

it's a shame that Koontz couldn't leave this as a ...

ODD THOMAS is no ordinary fry cook; Odd Thomas can see dead people. They cannot speak to him but still their spirits insist on visiting him anyway in the hope that he can help bring those responsible for their deaths to justice. He is also haunted by the ghost of Elvis and is able to see...

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“Thomas is a little odd.”

published 16/04/2004

Quick read and not too taxing

plot holes

I was a bit dubious about writing a book review as there are so many superb reviewers here already, but nothing ventured and all that, so thought I would give my latest read a go. My reviews do turn out to be random ramblings, so I shall try my best to be a bit more coherent this time. For those...

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Yep it's odd

Not one of his best

I do like my koontz on a regular basis (oi) and as I am a part-time librarian I always get to read the new ones before those annoying visitors get their mitts on it (well they can try but I usually get my stamp out - obsolete it may now be but I use one for keeping the book monkies in check). Odd...

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Excellent

“Odd Thomas, Oddly Good”

published 12/05/2007

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Sligtly unrealistic but you don't really care.

Odd Thomas is the first installment of the 'Odd' series, which is followed by Forever Odd and Brother Odd. I'm a Dean Koontz fan, but by far this or Life Expectancy have to be the best of his books, so I'm not biased. The book is set in Pico Mundo a small town in the desert, with the main...

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Excellent

“odd thomas”

published 06/06/2006

you know dean koontz will deliver a good story

bit slow to start

Thomas is psychic and unfortunatly lives in a town where a lot of odd things happen.He knows when bad things are going to happen and feels honour bound to prevent them.This book tells about his struggle to prevent those whome he cares about from being victims and reminds us about the strangeness...

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Excellent

“Quite different...”

published 29/05/2005

Very gripping...hard to put down.

Seemed quite short.

This book really was a "can't-put-it-down" read. Dean Koontz's more recent books seem to be getting more and more different and obscure, yet he still manages to grip the reader with his mixture of suspense and action. There didn't seem to be any of the slow going moments that so many books seem...

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Super

“Odd Thomas”

published 16/03/2006

a good all round read

none I could see!

I must admit to being a Koontz fan so may be slightly biased, but I think this is one of his best books. It may be a little short but I've never been reduced to tears by a book before, this one had me sobbing. Thats got to say something for his writting. Odd Thomas is truly a lovely guy who's...

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Excellent

“Amazing Odd Thomas”

published 17/06/2005

great plot and characters

none

I have only read a couple of Dean Koontz books, but this has confirmed that I will be reading many more. With a book from an author like this you expect a gripping story with twists along the way, and this is delivered here. I don't think I have ever cared more about characters in a book. The...

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Excellent

“Odd Thomas”

published 22/08/2005

Compelling! I couldn't put it down, it has to be r...

Don't expect to see anyone for 24 hours while you ...

I used to read Dean Koontz books alot but got out of the habit. This was the first one I'd read in a while - and what a choice! I loved the storyline and the characters so much so that I became a recluse for 24 hours til I'd finished the book. The character Odd Thomas is fantastic - I loved his...

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Excellent

A story you can read again

May cause you to laugh out loud and cry so maybe n...

This is my favourite book by far! It was recommended to me by my mother (who also loved it). From the page one of the book I was hooked and read the whole thing in 2 days. The characters were all fantastic and I felt as though I had met them by the end of the story. I'm not normally a Dean Koontz...

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