Brother Odd (Odd Thomas #3)
So I was fully expecting to love this book, as I did the first two in this series (Odd Thomas and Forever Odd).
the climax of this book was very disappointing. It lasted approximately 1 and 1/2 pages o ...more
Odd Thomas is such an awesome character. I loved his integrity, his dry humor and his bravery. I recall reading a quote, something along the lines that bravery isn't the absence of fear, it's the presence of fear but the willingness to do what is needed, anyway. That describes Odd Thomas to a T.
Koont'z purple prose give me a migraine and makes me want to kill.
This book will give your pets cholera.
This book is responsible for increases in the gas tax.
This book emanates the odor of previously owned Romano cheese.
This book slapped my husband.
This book voted for Bush.
As I've been rereading this series, I've fallen into long bouts of introspection in which I ponder the human condition much as Odd himself does. Odd is alwa ...more
Horror-lite? Yeah, what else can you call it when the story is both warm and creepily weird?
Well, I was dying to know what and why Odd sought out a monastery. And Koontz delivered with warmth and homeyness even as violence broke out. It's an odd mixture of science and the metaphysical, not at all what I would expect. But then, neither is Odd.
The peace and vitality with which Koontz inves ...more
Luckily this book is a step up from the previous books (not that they weren't great also) and I was captivated by the new mystery - you'll have to read it to understand what I mea ...more
Odd has left Pico Mundo to join the nuns and brothers in a monastery. Although he's not taking his vows, he's been enjoying the peace and quiet--and relative safety--that being with these brothers and sisters of Christ has brought. He's also ...more
OMG What a horrible boring book. I still have 10 pages to go and i am searching the internet to see what others think about this book. To my surprise a lot of people love it. Guess they only do because they love the character Odd Thomas cause the writing and the story is bad.
Nothing happens. No excitement no suspense, very weird story. All characters are the same. all have the same humour, speak the same as Odd does.
I thought Life Expectancy ...more
Seven months have past since we last heard from Odd Thomas. He has left Pico Mundo to live with the monks at St. Bartholomew’s Abbey. He hopes to find peace and quite within himself as a guest there.
After a monk goes missing, Odd sees a bodach. Bodachs are a sign of destruction. The only one who can save the monks, sisters, and kids from the danger is once again Odd Thomas.
This entire plot is great but what ...more
For me, however, as the book eased into the middle, the story became somewhat diluted, not enough for me to lose i ...more
Odd doesn't have to spend 120 pages walking this time around because he's already at the site of the book's action. I have read other reviews that complain about the story line bei ...more
I also found the bone creatures a little unrealistic. While I enjoyed the concept of them and ...more
Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill
the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn,
his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of
the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature
Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional...more
The main character, Odd Thomas, seems to be a apart of a larger story arc that spans a few books. I've only read this one but I am glad I didn't pick up the first book in the series because the Odd's backstory sounds completely boring and predictab ...more
Quotes that are lovely and speak of truth:
"In our age, self-indulgence and self-destruction, rather than self-sacrifice, are the foundations for new heroic myths" pg. 39
"In this world where too many are willing to see only the light that is visible, never the Light Invisible, w ...more
Odd Thomas is living as a guest in monastery in the mountains of California. He is happy and enjoying his life with the brothers until he spots the first of what he calls "bodachs", dark shadowy creatures that show up when disaster is about to strike. So Oddie does what he does best an ...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na ...more