Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.
“The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different.
A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works.
This book was not the best Dean Koontz book I've read but I have to admit it was better than a lot of the trash people read now adays. In my opinion, this book really didn't get exciting until the last half of the book, and the ending was definitely a shocker, but the whole book just wasn't the greatest. I LOVE Dean Koontz, but I don't love Odd Thomas.
I could not put this one down! It was a bit different from DK's other books, LOVED IT! Unpredictable.
Great translation into audiobook.
I usually have issues with the audio versions of my favorite books, but not with this one. I loved this book and in some ways I think I enjoyed the audiobook even more. The narrator does a great job. I mean, you easily get sucked into believing that he really is Odd.