Odd Interlude #1 (Odd Thomas, #4.1)
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Odd Interlude #1 (Odd Thomas #4.1)

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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-tingling70-pagefirst installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure.


Nestled on a lonely...more
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Published June 11th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2012)
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Barry Simiana
Ahh, Mr Koontz. Have you been reading my mind (and many others in the mix) or finally recieving the messages i have been psychically sending you for years. Tho I will try to keep them brief, potential spoilers ahead.

Odd Thomas is back in a three part Ebook series before the release of the long awaited Odd Apocalypse. I have the three issues and have finished number 1, and as always I must say I AM HOOKED. And for more than just the reason of the wandering fry cook. Dean has returned to - what I...more
Kevin Neilson
I found myself delayed in the airport with all of my books exhausted and was forced to buy a book in the terminal. These are the options I had: Michael Crichton novels, somehow written since he died; teen vampire romances; teen werewolf romances; adult western romances; smut; and Dean Koontz. I should've gone with the teen werewolf romances. I'd never read Dean Koontz. He appears to have written this book in two hours with not much of a plan. Important characters introduced in the first chapter...more
Fans of Odd Thomas MUST read this three-part Odd Thomas novella series, leading up to the late July release of Odd Apocalypse. #2 and #3 will be released a week apart, which #1 having been released last week. These are only available as ebooks, folks! But what makes this #1 novella exciting as hell for Koontz fans is that our would-be and sometimes reluctant hero finds himself in the midst of another horrendous mystery, drawn to the tiny community of Harmony Corners, right outside of Moonlight B...more
After quite a hiatus with the Odd Thomas books Mr. Koontz seems to be cranking them out fast and furious over the past year. (I believe another is being released in the not too distant future) As the title suggests this book is an “interlude”, time-wise falling somewhere between the last two books. I understand that these books are supposed to be Odd’s memoirs but it can be a little confusing when he refers to a future event, that the reader has already read about.

This “interlude" takes place in...more
The fourth book in the series, Odd Hours, referenced "Mystery Train" and Fort Wyvern from the Moonlight Bay series which made me hope that Koontz might write another book with Christopher Snow as a main character. He hasn't yet, and I don't think this is much of a spoiler since it was hinted at in the last book, but Odd Interlude references Moonlight Bay in a much bigger way. I've only finished part 1 and now I have the second part on hold through the library, but because of the cliffhanger end...more
Was anybody else as excited as me with that connection to Moonlight Bay? I think dear Mr. Koontz has been yanking our chain when he said he decided against connecting Odd and Chris Snow. I can't wait for next week to get part 2!
A great start and a few connections to the Moonlight Bay books (Fear Nothing & Seize the Night). good stuff. I can't wait till parts 2 & 3.
**This review covers Odd Interlude #1, #2, and #3**

I love Odd Thomas. Seriously, if Stormy Llewellyn were still alive, she'd probably shoot me point blank for how much I love her man. The only thing that might keep her from blowing my face apart is learning how much I adore HER, as well. Over the past few books, Odd (or Koontz, if you want to get technical) has kept her memory vivid and sweetly painful. It's strange, we all love Odd, but not many of us would be horrified to see him die in action...more
Edward Lorn
I almost want to go back and lower my five-star rating on Odd Thomas and Brother Odd because of these ebook tie-ins. Quite honestly, they are better than the original book. I will try and do them justice in three separate reviews, beginning here with Odd Interlude #1.

First and foremost, you do not need to read Odd Interlude to continue with the Odd Thomas storyline, but if you choose to skip them (hopping from Odd Hours directly into Odd Apocalypse) you will be missing out on some of the best st...more
this title is a bit...ummmm, deceptive, as there are, what? 3-4 odd thomas stories that precede this one? and...i'd hazard that reading this one before the other'n-s could lead to spoilers...the dreaded spoiler. be cautious...be very cautious.

odd interlude #1 an odd thomas story
i've read so many of koontz's stories, have enjoyed all of them, some more so than others, and his odd thomas stories are really good. odd is an easy character to like, so unpretentious, except when he's pretending, and e...more
"Harmony Corner (is) not precisely a prison and not in scope (of) an empire, but a pocket universe akin to a primitive island on which a god carved of stone demands absolute obedience, with the difference that this false deity is capable of brutally enforcing its demands."

'Odd Interlude #1' serves as little more than a partial rest-stop on the way to 'Odd Apocalypse'. The story itself centres around a mysterious entity that has hold of the inhabitants of a roadside outpost, making them do its bi...more
Meredith Kaupp
Poor Odd, not even a day off from saving the world and he is in the middle of another mystery. I love this series. I'm really glad I waited until all three parts were out before I started, making this pre-release more of a mini-novel than a short story.

Oh, and I think I need to reread the Christopher Snow books after the shout out to his town. I wonder if Odd and Christopher are going to end up having an adventure together?!?! They would be a great team. :)
Ellen Thielen
Just finished all 3 of this series. I am a fan of Dean Koontz, and of the Odd Thomas character. In this case.. don't bother. The story is broken up into 3 parts even though it isn't necessary. It starts with good character development and a an interesting storyline. Then it veers so wildly into the supernatural that it's ridiculous...
Adriana Noir
Loved the first part of this novella. The writing here was much more quick, fluid, and quirky than Odd Apocalypse. Much more reminiscent of the Dean Koontz and Odd Thomas that I've grown to love. (Thank goodness for that!) My only complaint is it left off with a killer cliffhanger, ensuring you want to read the next one ASAP!
Casey Raehtz
After years of reading anything written by Dean Koontz I've gotten tired of his excessive writing style. I'm not sure if my reading tastes have matured or if I've just started to notice now, but I found myself skipping entire paragraphs in this story just so I could get back to the plot.
Amy (Demonkittie)
I don't know where this story is going, but I love it. Odd Thomas is a great character, and written very well. Here he ends up meeting the Harmony family and they are being possessed by something and held prisoner by it. This is the first of three and off to a good start.
Tim George
I can't help it; I'm a sucker for Odd Thomas. After what I considered a confusing 77 Shadow Street it's good to see Koontz back in stride with this novella. Excellent movement between POV and build toward a certain showdown at the end.
I've tried reading Koontz before and didn't really care for it, but I thought I would give this a try since it was a short read. Maybe I'm too impatient but I was just ready for the story to get to the point.

This one got a lot of good reviews, however I had a hard time getting into it until almost at the end. Perhaps if i had read some of the prior novels this book would have made more sense.
I loved all three of these novellas! Odd is one of my favorite series and I was super excited about the mention of Moon Light Bay. I hope there is a cross over in the future.
Cristian Marrero
I have to give up reading this Odd series. Very little dialogue and it keeps on dragging with back ground detail. Not a fan.
Jan 18, 2013 MamaKat is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far, so good...I LOVE Dean Koonz, and Odd Thomas is my very favorite character ever. :)
This ebook is part one 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...more
I missed you, Odd one! And if you had any idea the lengths I went to in order to get the ARC of Odd Apocalypse at BEA last week, your ears would burn. Yes, I'm aware that you are a fictional character and that so far this review is a bit crazypants.

So, Odd is back! His story picks up within hours of his and Annamarie's flight from Magic Beach where Odd basically saved the West Coast. Now he's at a motor court, that if it weren't for the freaky crap going down there I'd be tempted to stay at. De...more
Feb 22, 2013 Brock rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone who likes the 'Odd Thomas' series (Dean Koontz) and/or stories of unlikely heroes.
Definitely the best 'Odd' adventure yet!

There are many aspects of this novella that I really liked, but what really struck home was the scene where Odd is trying to plan his next move in a meadow and starts sneezing and his eyes start watering and his nose starts running.

Koontz has always emphasized Odd's humanity, but somehow that scene made me realize that he's not a superhero, just an average guy with an exceptional gift who tries to use that gift to help others. It was comical and just made...more

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-tingling70-pagefirst installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure.


Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a cozy diner,

I think this is the first Odd Thomas story where you get anyone else's point of view. That's notable, and I like it this once, at least.

This little serial comes in the space between Forever Odd and Odd Apocalypse. This first installation doesn't add much to the mysterious sidekick Odd's picked up, but it is an engaging hook. Odd finds himself and his friends (Annamarie and her dog friend and his ghostly dog companion, Boo [Have I said I can't wait to find out what Boo's about, because I can't?]...more
First of three novelettes before the next Odd Thomas book.
It's good to catch up with Odd. Dean Koontz writes great kinda horror takes, spiced with humor and always includes a dog, usually a Golden Retriever that's smarter than your average run of the mill dog.
This book is part one of a little adventure Odd gets into. Odd has a sixth sense and can see the dead. He collects equally strange friends in his various adventures. Odd is a Good Guy, drawn to bad situations by his sixth sense where he m...more
Odd is still a great character - these mini-prequels are losing their appeal though. The first couple were nice novellas relevant to the next full novel - These interludes seem to be one slightly-too-long- for-novella stories have no end of their own - just continued, next serial installment. I'd resent that format less if it were more honestly presented (hello Green Mile, and so much Dickens work)- I didn't expect this to end at a chapter end, and have interlude 2 begin at the next chapter. One...more
Harvey Burgess
Dean Koontz is one of literature's great escape artists. In just about everything he writes, he takes you on a fantasy/adventure you won't see duplicated anywhere else. His Odd Thomas character leads the way in that escapist genre. Odd, for the uninformed, is a fry cook-turned-hero who has a gift for seeing the dead who haven't 'gone' yet, and often they provide him with clues to his predicaments. While that didn't actually happen in "Odd Interlude," you're still pulled through a very strange co...more
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