“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today
Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants—and their guests: Odd Thomas, the young fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, and Annamaria, his inscrutably charming traveling companion. Fresh from a harrowing clash with lethal adversaries, they welcome their host’s hospitality. But Odd’s extraordinary eye for the uncanny detects disturbing secrets that could make Roseland more hell than haven.
Soon enough the house serves up a taste of its terrors, as Odd begins to unravel the darkest mystery of his curious career. What consequences await those who confront evil at its most profound? Odd only knows.
“Odd Thomas is the greatest character Dean Koontz has ever created. He’s funny, humble, immensely likable, courageous, and just a joy to read about.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“[Odd Thomas is] one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction.”—The Virginian-Pilot
“Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post
At the start of bestseller Koontz's wry, offbeat fifth Odd Thomas novel (after 2008's Odd Hours), short-order cook Thomas, who has prophetic dreams and can "see the spirits of the lingering dead," has a vision while he's a guest at a California retreat known as Roseland of a blonde woman in a white nightgown on a black horse. Though unable to speak, this ghostly woman is able to communicate that her son, who's also at Roseland, is in danger. Thomas embarks on a quest to avenge the woman's death that will involve brutish piglike creatures that walk erect and travel in packs as well as secret discoveries by the legendary Nikolas Tesla. This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series' funniest. Even as Thomas fights the forces of darkness, he observes, "Of course, one must always remember that although The Sound of Music is the most feel-good movie musical of all time, it is crammed full of Nazis."
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Odd is always such a good read, the only bad part is the last page as you always want more
Could have been......
The story was good, but it read extremely slow, almost like the author was trying to just fill the pages. Very little actually happened, but a lot of pages to get there. Normally the story just flows, but not, disappointingly, this time. Overall I liked the book, just expected more.
All I can say is I'm glad I got it at the library and didn't waste my money. Was very dissapointed in the book and Mr. Koontz for rambling about details instead of taking us into the story and keeping us on the edge.