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Odd Hours: An Odd Thomas Novel [Kindle Edition]

Dean Koontz
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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“Winning … Quirky humor and an endearing voice….. Sensitive portrayals of minor characters whose lives [Odd] Thomas touches are a plus.”—Publishers Weekly

“It starts with a bang and goes like a house afire straight through to the penultimate chapter…. Koontz forges the kind of sweeping melodrama, complete with screwball laughs, nail-biting moments, and surprises, that is the bedrock of American narrative entertainment.”—Booklist

“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation.” —New York Times

“Odd’s strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“I can’t wait for the next one.”—Mark Graham, Rocky Mountain News

“Odd Thomas [is] exactly the kind of hero that’s needed.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinal

“Odd Thomas is another name for courage, truth, and devotion to your fellow man.” —Baton Rouge Advocate

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
 
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1691 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (May 20 2008)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000YJ67A4
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ODD INDEED... July 30 2009
By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While I loved the first book involving the character Odd Thomas, I confess that I did not love this one, which is the fourth in the series of books featuring this character. Although the book offers some new, likable characters and is filled with screwball humor, the book itself falls flat. This is probably due to the plot, which somehow just does not make the cut. In fact, the entire book seems to drag, which is always a bad sign.

The book is also in need of a good editor, as there are some minor inconsistencies. The plot also seems unfocused and less than compelling. While some of the characters are intriguing, they are never fleshed out and pass out of sight as quickly as they are introduced. Moreover, one of the main characters, Annamaria, for whom Odd seems to risk all, is so one dimensional that it makes the reader wonder why he would risk anything at all on her behalf. I am a big fan of the author, but this is definitely not one of his best.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars To much fog June 10 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was so looking forward to another Odd Thomas book, he is my favorit character of all time. I didn't like the beginning. Koontz jumped right in and it didn't feel right. I never in my life read so many different ways to discribe fog or anything else. The story is on the side of boring. This book is writen in a between format which gives me hope that the next one will be fill with answers about Annamaria, the dogs and the Happy monster.

I have one advice for Koontz, take your time, we will wait for you. Odd is a good character.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different, but interesting Aug. 11 2008
Format:Hardcover
This is not the typical Odd Tomas book, there are few ghosts, almost none who need help from Odd, none of the Charaters from the previous books make appearances. And even Odd himself is different, he is still pragmatic, stange and opptimistic but there is something that is darker about him now; somthing that makes him more real--a disillusionment I suppose.
The book is more based on prophecy and destiny than any of the previous books. This book introduces a stange pregnant woman who seems to know something and yet is also completely in the dark. Mystery surrounds Odd now.
So, yes this book is different from previous Odd Tomas books but I am curious to see where this path will go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favs! Nov. 27 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Odd Thomas is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, published in 2003; but just recently discovered by me, I loved it and bought the entire series. I haven't been a big fan of Koontz; but this book has changed my mind and I can't wait to read the next one.
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love the Odd Thomas series & this one did not disappoint. Dean Koontz writes his characters with heart & soul so he pulls you right into the story. Love his work!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and endearing. Sept. 13 2009
Format:Hardcover
Odd Thomas is an immediately likeable character and, regardless of his supernatural abilities, his circumstances are always such that you can relate to them, in terms of how you would react if you were somehow stuck in the same situation. More than once I found myself smiling wide at the pages of this book, reading a quirky description of a bad guy, or a quick-witted comment of the title character. This book may not meet the expectations of all critics, but for the vast majority of readers, it will satisfy and entertain. I can't wait to see how the author continues the saga. There are a few loose ends, which will inevitably lead to more installments in the series.
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