Odd Interlude #3 (Odd Thomas #4.3)
THERE'S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT.
Nestled on a...more
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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 58-page third installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure.
THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT.
Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a cozy diner,
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...more
I grew up reading Dean Koontz. Books like Twilight Eyes, The Bad Place, Cold Fire and Dragon Tears taught me a great many things about fiction. No matter how unrealistic the circumstances, as long as you care about the characters, anything can be possible. I think that, more than anything else, is why I loved the final novella in this Odd Thomas side quest. The dark fantastic is a grand place to get lost in, and Dean Koontz took me on a j...more
subtitled: in the corner
begins w/another quote from Charles Dickens,The Pickwick Papers: i wants to make your flesh creep.
begins with chapter nineteen
in the highest meadow in the southeast quadrant of harmony corner, face-to-face with donny, the mechanic who nightly feeds two possums named wally and wanda, my choice is kill or die. i have a pistol, he has a revolver, and the range is point-blank.
okee-dokee, then...that's a hooker...onward and upward.
hmmmm...i said that i finished this...more
When starting Koontz's Odd Interlude #1, I expected it would be the first of three short stories, but it's actually the first third of a novella featuring the character Odd Thomas. As usual with Koontz, things are fast-paced, well-described and exciting. I always enjoy Koontz's books because it's so easy to root for his heroes, and they don't come more likeable than Odd Thomas. He's sympathetic, humble, funny and brave.
The plot is interes...more
The plot is entertaining; Odd comes upon a motel and diner run by the Harmony family, who are being brutally mind-controlled by Dr. Hiskott, who himself has hidden away in one of the...more
I think my disappointment stems from my perception of Odd. At the beginning and during the other books as I recall, he has always been simple. No flowery prose, not plugged into the latest...more
That said, it was a wonderful interlude. It joins the "real" books before and after (Odd Hours and Odd Apocalypse) but if not read, these two books will flow seamlessly from one to the other.
And a good read it was. Sweet Oddie making friends and enemies wherever he goes. The universe invites Odd...more
I have no idea why Koontz or his publishers decided to go this route with INTERL...more
"Yet the human heart is disheartened by the most unreasonable self-judgments, because even when we take on giants, we too often confuse failure with fault, which I know too well. The only way back from such a bleak despondency is to shape humiliation into humility, to strive always to triumph over the darkness while never forgetting that the honor and the beauty are mo...more
I'm all for authors experimenting with voice, but Mr. Koontz' precocious children just bug the hell out of me. I find myself coping by pretending that they are simple-minded adults, as I have some sympathy for that group. The child's monologues in this installment reduced the prose to a level of rambling drivel that is just plain unpleasant to read. And I was highly offended by the lengthy discussion involving "discursive." This book passes only because I liked the first two.
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...more
Into Odd Apocalypse now.
Will report in when done.
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more