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.
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
Then, of course, I read the second book. Forever Odd. And...more
This book has some religious undertones, which surprisingly add rather than detract from the tale being told.
Very easy reading, it matters not at all if you read them in order or not, as each book is a great read in its own right.
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
There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card: a red J on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases; cases in which the killer was found not guilty. O...more
It revolves around one of the orphaned children housed there - a disabled boy rejected by his wealthy scientist father at birth & raised & supported solely by his mother, who passed away when he was 12. This brought him to...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
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
Once again, Koontz presented a great story with amazing imagery and wonderf...more
“I don’t allow flying nuns in my convent,” she said. “They tend to be frivolous, and during night flight, they’re prone to crashing through windows.”
Odd Thomas, a young, charismatic, fast-food chef, has fled his desert home for a monastery in the High Sierras, trying to come to terms with the huge personal loss he suffered in the previous book. Invariably, strange events seek him out.
When Odd sees the bodachs (eery, shifting, harbingers of violent death) hovering around the sleeping children i...more
“Make the dark small.” Third in the series, my second favorite. Odd leaves Pico Mundo to find solace, simplify his life even further and heal his heart at St. Bartholomew’s Abbey. This is a sweet, heartfelt journey of a book, exploring desolation and loneliness in trauma, and finding a way to persevere, finding a way to the light. My favorite part of this book is the children, the wounded ones that the Abbey cares for and protects. I love that Odd won’t use Flossie to channel Stormy, bec...more
For me, however, as the book eased into the middle, the story became somewhat diluted, not enough for me to lose i...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
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more