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De ziener: Het vierde Odd Thomas mysterie

(Odd Thomas #4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  45,578 ratings  ·  2,356 reviews
Opnieuw ondergaat Odd Thomas de macht van het zesde zintuig. Odd Thomas woont in Magic Berach aan de Californische kust, waar hij op een bejaarde filmacteur past en met zijn spookhond en engelbewaarder Boo langs de zee wandelt. Idyllisch naar het schijnt, maar Odd heeft een beklemmende droom over groot onheil.
Paperback, 351 pages
Published November 19th 2008 by Luitingh (first published 2008)
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If you are keeping a running tally if Dean Koontz novels with a golden retriever in them, add another hash mark for Odd Hours.

I continue to enjoy the Odd series, but my one complaint is that the pacing, the story, the motivations, the progress, etc. all feel a bit flat. Things are never a 10, they are never a 1, they are always just at 5 or 6. This is interesting because there is some stuff that happens that should be very intense, but it isn't. Some of this may be caused by the characterization
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was an absolute train wreck. Having been a fan of and read all 3 previous Odd Thomas novels, I was very disappointed with this book.

This novel could have been condensed to about 200 pages. There was way too much "filler information". I became frustrated when the plot would drag, and then as it seemed to be moving along, it would go off track once again. Maybe this was Koontz's intended style, but I found it too much and annoying.

I don't need a biography on Sinatra or a Wikipedia artic
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-library
Odd Thomas is back in a brand new action-packed adventure. When he ends up on the coastal town of Magic Bay with his ghost dog Boo and ghost travelling companion the singer Frank Sinatra, Odd Thomas decided to work for silent film star Hutch. It is only when his psychic magnetism attracts him to a young woman Annamaria who is in danger of being killed by bad guys who plan to destroy the world. Can Odd save her and the world? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a great installment of the O
Lori Whitwam
Three stars may be the fewest I'd ever give a Dean Koontz book. Koontz fans (of which I am one) love Odd Thomas and his unpredictable supernatural abilities, troubled but simple life, and drive to do good in the world. This installment in the Odd Thomas saga, though, fell a bit short of the mark.

There are wonderful passages - Koontz has an amazing gift for description that is never cliche or vague. But this is one of the books in which the entire story takes place in just one day. I don't care
I really love Odd Thomas as a character. He is a very lovable, warm and caring sole. The book however was not great. I have read 4 books in this series now and I’m sad to say that after the first brilliant book I’ve yet to read another that has been half as good.
May 21, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: only very die-hard Koontz fans
Shelves: finished
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Amber J
I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you.

Another great book in the series. Like the others I found this one to be funny and Odd to be charming. I found this one scarier than the last two but maybe not as much as the first. The really scary thing to me is my wonder of how possible such a scenario is. I'm no
Feb 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Just as fabulous as I expected out of the Odd Thomas series. Koontz even manages to reference another of his novels, not at all related to the world of Odd Thomas, if you catch it. In the beginning Odd is wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Mystery Train" across the front that he got at "a thrift store". Die hard Koontz fans will recognize the Mystery Train from Christopher Snow's world in "Seize the Night". Does this mean Snow and Odd might eventually cross paths? There's something I would lik ...more
Feb 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Occasionally great writers, like Dean Koontz, find a niche, which fits them so well that they rise above their already lofty status to produce works, which define them. Dean Koontz has done this with his Odd Thomas series. Like Stephen King with his Dark Tower Books, Koontz accomplishes this feat – in my opinion – with his incredible understanding of the lead character and his world.

In, Odd Hours, Koontz explores two of America’s biggest internal threats – greed and extreme idealism – and pits h
Angela Oliver
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Another Koontx book that feels rather like he typed it up on the weekend, glanced over it once and thought "she'll be right". Like the previous Odd books, this contains some clever language and some rather entertaining non-cliches in Odd's thoughts. This is probably its saving grace. But, also like other Koontz novels, this contains bad guys with poorly explained motives, a pretty weak plot and despite what the "Observer" review says on the back, does NOT contain a "terrific final twist" or if i ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm so annoyed with myself for abandoning this series for so long as I was enjoying it and its been tough to get back into the swing of things. I didnt enjoy the book as much as I should have because I couldnt really remember what had happened previously.

I also felt that this book was full of fillers. Not a lot happened and what did felt dragged out. I'm pretty sure the first few books in the series weren't like this.

Anyway I feel I'm getting back into this now so I shall jump straight into Odd
Alissa Patrick
Sep 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

This book was such shit. Worst one of the series. I hope the next one is better. Ugh.
Sarah ~Sehrenity~
Jun 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Koontz, as always, proves that he can create a loveable character and enough witty dialogue to keep readers engaged in the story. I enjoyed Odd Hours very much.

That said...I'm not sure how I feel about the choices Odd was forced to make during the resolution of this book. No spoilers, but just see if by the end of this book you don't feel something of the innocence that is Odd is lost. I didn't feel much development out of the antagonists, but perhaps this is because Koontz left the ending open
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the fourth installment of this series. Odd finds himself helping a woman named Annamarie while trying to save the town of Magic Beach. There were a few twist in this book and I enjoyed the read. Odd is one of my favorite characters in books.
Oct 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one. Not even Kootz fans
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Odd Thomas and his current ghostly companion,Frank Sinatra take on the latest baddies. This time though, the end game has global implications. I enjoyed this installment as much or maybe even a little more than the previous ones. Odd Thomas and his unique life view has become a favorite of mine.
I can forgive if the plot line drags a bit here and there. And yes, the pace is a bit rushed.(The whole book takes place over twenty four hours). But I love the pithy grace under extreme pressure. And
Patrick O'Neil
May 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Koontz or Odd Thomas Fans
Title: Odd Hours
Author: Dean Koontz
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre: Suspense/Horror
Date Started Book: July 4, 2008
Date Finished Book: July 9, 2008

Before Reading:

What do I expect to gain from reading this?
I am already a fan of the Odd Thomas series; I was looking to continue Odd's adventures.

During/After Reading:

Brief Overall Summary of the Book:
Odd has returned from the monastery of Brother Odd, the previous book, and has settled in the little coastal town of Magic Beach. He has a premonition
May 28, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate giving this book two stars, because I LOVE Odd Thomas. He is one of my favorite fictional characters. This novel was as well written as Koontz novel's usually are, with those wonderful turns of phrase ... it just didn't seem as pulled together. I thought at first it was an exercise in developing Odd's character further. But Odd is what he is. Finally, after completing the novel, I thought that perhaps there is a Part II coming on it's heels, because there was much unfinished business. "Al ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Koontz has a way of rambling on in some areas and giving a bit too much detail at times, but I just love Odd as a character. Also, there were a couple of times in this book where I laughed out loud due to the witty dialogue. I do have to admit that I didn't have all of my questions answered in this book, but I'm hoping to figure out what was going on with a couple of things in the next book. I look forward to being in Odd's world again soon. ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewers have a mixed opinion about Koontz’s work, or feel his work is inconsistent- I wouldn’t know as I’ve only read his Odd Thomas series. It’s brilliant. I love him as a character. In this one, the story line didn’t much appeal but the book was still funny and entertaining because of Odd. Recommended series.
Jun 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got locked out of my place the other night, and the friend who has our spare keys wasn't around. So I went to the drugstore and bought this book, then headed to the nearest sushi restaurant to kill time with some rolls, booze, and this book.

Let's just get this out of the way right now. This book is not good at all. It is terrible. But it was *so* terrible that it became funny and eventually I couldn't wait to see exactly how much more dreadful writing the author could pack into the rest of it.
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again Dean Koontz has created something wonderful with this Odd book.

Odd has moved again, not yet returning to his home. This time he’s faced with a mysterious female who seems to know more than she is letting on, although she is sure to prevent Odd from glimpsing beneath the surface to see what is hidden. Whilst dealing with the female’s general avoidance of his many questions the male has the task of protecting her and helping countless other people. As always Odd steps up to the task in
Miranda Reads
This one was a bit of an oddball one, even for an Odd Thomas book

Review to come.

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Winter Sophia Rose
Dark, Eerie, Action Packed, Gripping, Compelling & Hilarious! A Great Read! I Loved It!
Jun 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Odd Hours picks right up from the last pages of Brother Odd, and this one finds Odd Thomas at Magic Beach, California, which I don't even know if Magic Beach is a real place or fictional, I looked it up just out of curiosity but didn't find any Magic Beach, so I assume it's fictional. Anyway, I found this book to be very different than the previous books in the series, this one didn't involve much supernatural stuff like the previous ones. Still, it was a great book.

Now for book #5, Odd Apocalyp
Mel Miller
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one although as much as I wanted to give it five stars but just couldn't because of a few things. The character Annamara bugged me, and I was totally bummed by the ending. Also there was this one scene were OT was stuck under a pier for like 20 pages and I all but literally screamed at the book to just get out from under the pier already.
All that being said, I love Koontz books and his writing. I love the way he describes things and the way he writes in general and this for
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
12 chapters in, and I find myself staying up late reading instead of watching TV. I'm a fan of the author and the series, and this one is off to a great start. ...more
Maggie K
ok, I really like Odd Thomas a lot, I think he is just a beautiful person. But this book was soo.....I don't know the word, but I got the feeling the author sat and wrote it all in one take, probably in one night, and then never looked at it again.
First, it all takes place in the space of one night. But incomprehensibly, it deals with an issue of global security. These two things just do not work together!
Second, Odd's gift is psychic magnetism. He is drawn toward people who need him and just c
Leah Polcar
So, I needed a break from the awesome City on Fire and this was available from the library for immediate digital download. So I downloaded. I am not sure why, probably because it is sort of like mind candy, but I have to say that I do not think I will following up with the rest of the books in the Odd Thomas series.

While I appreciated that Koontz stopped telling us all the details of the earlier books, just in case we were new to the series and fit the backstory tidbits more fluidly into Odd
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