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Odd Interlude #2 (Odd Thomas #4.2)

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Leading up to the highly anticipated arrival of "Odd Apocalypse "this summer, catch up with Odd Thomas in "Odd Interlude, " a special three-part eBook series by #1 bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz Here is the spine-tingling 72-page second installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure.
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Kindle Edition, 78 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by Bantam
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3.5-4 stars

I'm liking where this is far, so good. :-)
Oct 21, 2012 Josh rated it liked it
Shelves: own, horror, kindle, read_2012
The mangled picture of the mysterious presence controlling the inhabitants of Harmony Corner starts to form as Koontz elaborates on its origin and hints at a broader purpose in the second Odd Interlude. Odd Thomas, having confronted a monster buried deep beneath the surface has a flashlight of realisation shone upon him by resident Jolie, a 12yr old girl who has paid the ultimate price for deception and indecent thoughts against her handler.

Annamaria, one of the more interesting characters to g
Jun 28, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing
The second installment of this novella series, leading up to the July 31st release of Odd Apocalypse, has our would-be and sometimes reluctant hero exploring the dark mysteries of Harmony Corner, a seemingly idyllic seaside community on the outskirts of Moonloght Bay and sinister Fort Wyvern, the setting for his Christopher Snow novels. In #2, Odd discovers why the Harmony family has been victims of the malevolent Hiskott, largely thanks to the tough but precocious Jolie Ann Harmony, who leads O ...more
Nov 07, 2014 Cody rated it really liked it
I don't get a lot of time to read but I've been with the Odd Thomas books for years. I've developed a connection to these books and found the recent film adaptation to be surprisingly enjoyable and true to source, content-wise.

These little interludes between Odd Hours and Odd Apocalypse are a nice trio of stories that exhibit some of Koontz' most enjoyable writing. The point of view changes between the little girl Odd meets that talks with the voice and Odd stealing a semi. The idea of Hiskott
Aug 10, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
Odd Thomas has started the chaos that will allow him to confront the enemy in Harmony's Corner. This is so good. Loved how it started exactly where Interlude #1 ended and does the same thing at the Interlude #2. Can't wait to see how this situation is resolved!
Woow this interlude #2 was great as was the first part! I'm enjoying this plot way too muchhh and I'm excited to read the third and last part.
T.E. George
Jun 23, 2012 T.E. George rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
Let's just say these novellas are so good, and so classic Koontz at his best I wish there were more. Oh wait, there is a #3. Good for us.
Jun 21, 2012 Leigh rated it really liked it
I absolutely love Odd Thomas. He's so funny :) This is a great story and I can't wait for Odd Apocalypse.
Mark Turner
Jun 20, 2012 Mark Turner rated it really liked it
Koontz is back to his best with these Interludes. Can't wait for the final part now.
Olga DiLenge
Jul 08, 2012 Olga DiLenge rated it it was amazing
The Odd Interludes are three short books, so you have to read them in order.
Karen Hartshorn
Still love Odd! Can't wait for Odd Apocalypse!
Dec 31, 2012 Shireen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2012, novella, horror
This ebook is part two of three, really a novel cut into three to up the suspense (and profit) factor. I borrowed all three ebooks from the library: Odd Interlude #1, Odd Interlude #2, and Odd Interlude #3. This is a review of all three.

The most overriding characteristic of this story is -- compelling. I hadn't realised when I borrowed the first one that these three ebooks are structured as parts one, two, and three of one story, and so I ended up having to wait interminably for Odd Interlude #2
Edward Lorn
Dec 08, 2012 Edward Lorn rated it it was amazing
Welcome back! Glad you found me. Now, let's talk about Odd Interlude #2.

This continuation of the first novella is full to the brim with action, mystery, horribly happenings and hilarious moments. I have read lengthy novels that weren't half as interesting as this novella.

Odd has to make some hard decisions in this book that I didn't expect. I loved every one of them, just didn't think he would go there. Odd changed a lot during the previous book in the main series, Odd Hours, and has grown into
Jun 28, 2012 Scott rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone with a pulse!
Recommended to Scott by: Found Odd Thomas at the Library.
Shelves: nook-book, odd-thomas
I truly did not know how much I have missed Oddie. I have read other of Dean Koontz's novels but nothing has enticed me as much as this story has. I haven't read the Frankenstine series, which seem to have a similar Goodreads rating to the Odd Thomas series, perhaps I'll give them a go.

Like a recalcitrant child, I had to force myself to close my eyes and go to sleep last night and not start the third Interlude. I'm sure that I'll have that installment finished by this evening and then I get
Aug 26, 2012 wally rated it it was amazing
Shelves: koontz
time moves along, hey? i read odd interlude #1 back about a couple three months ago, just finished...and...the link tool is sleeping again so i can't link odd apocalypse...that i finished last night...and #3 is also available and on the kindle as i and upward.

#2 picks up where #1 left off...begins:

eight (as in chapter 8)
darkness has its charms, and even in out hometowns, the world at night can be as enchanting as any foreign port with its exotic architectures. between dusk an
Aug 16, 2012 Cindy rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, e-book, i-book, series
The iTunes version, not Kindle or Nook . . .

Ok, Dean - I love Odd, and I've enjoyed some of these prequels you released for other books so I thought for sure these 3 would be great. There I go thinking again . . . these are one story, published in three separately purchased volumes -so I'm feeling kind of ripped off about that. Then, to add to my feelings of being economically duped, Volume 2 - this volume - has at least three places where the text repeats itself for a page or two and then story
Jul 22, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Odd Thomas/Koontz fans, anyone who likes suspense, horror
I love Odd Thomas! This review is based on all 3 episodes of ODD INTERLUDE. I love the Odd Thomas character and while this isn't the best Odd Thomas book, it was definitely good. I read the episodes back to back so it had the feeling of reading a novel length book. I'm kind of worried about what will happen to Odd in the next book. But I'll read it. As for this one, I enjoyed it and was sad to see it come to an end.

I have no idea why Koontz or his publishers decided to go this route with INTERL
Kaycee Looney
Jun 22, 2012 Kaycee Looney rated it it was amazing
Ok, so waiting for days to find out what happens next is NOT my favorite thing. But, it's better than waiting years, right? Um . . . sure.

Well, Odd has gotten himself into a real crazy situation in this installment. He's befriended one of the Harmony family - Jolie. The only one who seems to be able to help him(but I won't spoil it by telling you how).

And now Koontz has brought Jolie in as a storyteller. Now, she's only 12 but has seen a lot of terrible things in the world - so she doesn't scar
Dec 24, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I'm liking this more as more is revealed about the current evil in Harmony Corner, and as there is more focus on Jolie, who is a delight, and less on Annamarie, who I've always found enigmatic to the point of being maddening! Can't wait to see how this turns out. On to part three.
Jul 20, 2014 Saxie5 rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed the story, I found it confusing when Mr. Koontz suddenly switched back and forth from Odd Thomas's perspective to Jolie's midway through the book.
May 19, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Well this is the 2nd part of Odd Interlude. We last see the lights going out. It turns out that this is not the first time this has happened and Jolie is not scared. That doesn't stop Odd from being scared. In this section of the Interlude, the book becomes more science fiction with UFO, Artificial Intelligence, and of course government secret areas doing crazy research and experiments. It ends with Odd encountering the "person" behind the mind control that has taken over Harmony Corner. Let's s ...more
Jul 11, 2012 Mo rated it liked it
Read parts 1, 2, and 3 as a complete combo ebook.

A little better than the previous two Odd books (Forever Odd and Brother Odd) but still some over-description & meandering in pacing (as Koontz is wont to do) and the climax of the story was too easily wrapped up compared to all the build-up.

And why was the character Annamaria with Odd? She never really played much of a part in this story ~ only mentioned briefly in the beginning and then shortly at the end. I guess she's going to be importan
Kim Eyler
Jun 01, 2014 Kim Eyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to have some short stories leading up to the newest Odd release, I really enjoyed this book. Great story!
Dec 03, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Koontz is one of my favorite authors. Combining humor and horror is his specialty and it works beautifully. I love Oddie.
Oct 21, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it
Interesting story but the interludes are a set of three and you have to continue the story in another boot
Sarah "AdventGeekGirl"
Too often Koontz diverged into little rambles, especially with the character of Jolie. Explaining it in the the third book doesn't excuse the relatively pointless sidelining of the story. Another BIG issue is Koontz's inability to reconcile his need for pop culture references with the actual time frame of the stories. If the original book was set in the year of its publication (or even a year before when he wrote it), then Justin Bieber is not even a household name yet in these stories. I liked ...more
Aug 17, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
The action is definitely escalating in this installment of Odd Interlude. It is fun getting to know Jolie, even if she seems like a more cynical and sarcastic version of Odd. I'm also really liking Ed. But my favorite interaction is between Odd and the truck driver. It's so great to see Odd try to act like a bad ass but still end up like that polite boy next door.

I was originally irritated that I was somehow unaware of these novellas when they were initially published (mere weeks ago). But now I
Aug 20, 2012 Kimberley rated it liked it
It's hard to rate this "interlude" on its own merits without thinking of all three parts as one whole. Overall I enjoyed the story, even though, as I said in my review of the first installment, the focus is a (view spoiler) instead of ghosts. No ghosts at all are featured in this story. This installment, as does the first one, ends on a cliffhanger that would have been very frustrating had I not waited until all three parts were available. There's a good deal ...more
Nov 09, 2015 Lauren rated it liked it
I like where this is heading....but what 13 year old actually speaks like that?!
Frans Karlsson
Nov 23, 2014 Frans Karlsson rated it really liked it
The story continues and we find out the source of the evil that Odd is facing.
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Odd Thomas (7 books)
  • Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
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“The thing about me loving Harry is I'm twelve and he's maybe thirty or thirty-five, whatever, so he'll have to wait like six years for me to grow up. I mean if he kills Hiskott and sets us free, he'll have to wait. He'll never do that. As kind and sweet and brave as he is, he probably has a girl already a hundred others chasing after him. So what I'll have to do is always love him from afar. Unrequited love. That's what they generally call it. I'll love him forever in a deeply, deeply sad kind of way, which maybe you think sounds pretty depressing, but it isn't. Being obsessed about a deeply sad unrequited love can take your mind off the worse things, of which there are thousands, and sometimes it's better to dwell endlessly on what you can't have than on what might happen to you at any moment in Harmony corner.” 3 likes
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