Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas #5)
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—it is...more
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Last update - no spoilers: It was so great. I forget how much I like Odd and the fact that he will forever be in love with Stormy. Odd's deep perspective on life and human nature is still alive in this book, which is one reason I love this series so much. Fun note: I don't know how in the world you came up...more
I cannot help but love a book in which the main character spouts off about wanting to strangle mimes, "like all mentally stable citizens," assures himself that the frightful cry keeping him awake cannot belong to a loon, because loons "do not change their voices to fit the landscape. They're birds, not politicians," or categorizes believing in the solvency of Social Security...more
ODD APOCALYPSE is a novel of nightmares, the most 'adult horror' to feature Odd Thomas yet. The latest instalment breathes a breath of rancid air to the series, sure to fear and induce night terrors. Koontz' creations share some similarities with the conceptual monsters of 77 SHADOW STREET - perhaps not i...more
The previous book was too much Koontz and not enough Odd, but this one made up for that. You can really feel Odd in there, behind the words---under the words, as Tim would say (and I did love Tim).
Odd did have one whole paragraph of his philosophy about words that made me really need to be able to sit him down, say, "Now, Odd. That is crap," and explain why it was...more
The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of
Odd and his friend, Annamaria are the house gu...more
My particular fondness for the character and the style of writing, is made even more so by the humour injected into the most harrowing scenes and the sarcasm and satire that Odd uses as he relates his life's adventures.
"Mrs Tameed said 'Probably he's dead. But I don't understand the [expletive deleted]' [expletive deleted], [hyphenated expletive deleted] creep.'
.....I wondered if, under another name, s...more
Again, Odd finds himself in a similar situation: a bunch of bad guys, and at least one cute...more
1) Odd Thomas (perfect book)
2) Brother Odd (the most emotionally satisfying of the sequels for me, plus it has Boo)
3) Odd Apocalypse (see thoughts below)
4) Forever Odd (felt more like a side story than something that really matters)
5) Odd Hours (didn't feel like a complete story...more
Unfortunatley, Odd #5 didn't come close to meeting them. Koontz's writing style is, as always, excellent and there's lots of the humor you expect with Odd.
And I guess it's hard to write a series about a character and not reflect back on certain points for the benefit of those who may not have read previous books, but if you have read them and you have a decent memory,...more
However, if you are more like me and need a bit more literary flair, you're out of luck with this one.
I think Koontz had quite an interesting idea for this story, however rather than fully fleshing it out, he just had Odd pontificate about Koontz's beliefs for large chunks of the book book.
So forget character developmen...more
The story kicks off with a woman riding horseback, coming to Odd for help. The woman and the horse are of course ghosts. In the Odd Thomas series, there are rules and one rule is ghosts cannot speak so Odd must learn the mysteries of Roseland and figure out what exactly this horse-riding lady needs done.
Odd continues his travels with Annamaria, and confronts evil in a new form. There is some si...more
Sixth in the Odd Thomas Series...
I have no idea why so many people are expressing their disappointment in this book; it's VERY "Odd-like"!
The humor is still there... One of the sweet things about the Odd books... (no spoilers, though these are direct quotes from the book) On pg 102: "the chef was intent upon adding to a pile of eyes on the cutting board beside the sink, where he was blinding several pounds of potatoes before peeling them." Hilarious! On pg 104: "Day turning to night. Like a fe...more
I waited four years for this one and was greatly disappointed.
Setting: a walled estate and its buildings, gardens, etc. somewhere in California.
Time: one day (not counting the epilogue)
Cast of Characters: Good Guys: Odd Thomas, a prescient seven month pregnant young woman, a nine year old boy (who is really 90)
Ghosts: A woman on a horse, a dog named Boo, Nikolai Tesla, and Alfred Hitchc...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more