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Publisher Description

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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 9
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ES the horror fan ,

Not an odd book, just a great book!

I didn’t know if I wanted to read Odd Thomas since it was the first book in a series. But I decided that I would either read the book if I found it for sale somewhere(I only read print books, usually paperbacks), which would help me determine whether or not to read the rest of the series, or if it was turned into a movie, and I happened to like the movie a lot. I buy books from thrift stores, but because the book was hard to find, I wound up watching the movie on Netflix. I loved it! I wish I owned the movie on DVD so I could watch whenever I want to! Eventually, I finally found the book for sale, and after reading it, I loved it just as much! Even though the movie adaptation was surprisingly faithful, it’s not surprising that the book was better! Everything Koontz’s fans love in his books, plus the most endearing hero he’s ever created! Odd Thomas has it all: horror, mystery, suspense, romance, humor, supernatural intrigue, a fast-paced plot, uplifting characters who remind us of the best virtues of humanity. The only downside to this book is the downbeat ending, but don’t let that stop you! An ending that is definitely somewhat sad doesn’t keep the journey from being one of the most terrifying, exciting, wonderful excursions you could ever experience! Don’t miss out! Discover why Odd Thomas has captured the hearts of millions!!!

rudeguitarist ,

Akin to a low budget horror movie

I have been a fan of Koontx for decades. Love "The Watchers," and have been devoruing his books....however, I felt compelled to write this is the silliest book he has written. Ghost of Elvis following him around? Elvis walking on water? It is just too much, akin to "Beetlejuice," or a low budget horror movie - a bad one. Tried hard to keep reading, becuase I was hoodwinked into buying the three books (oh joy) for $39. I wish I had never bought any of them...time to go back to Stephen King.

Mcauch ,

Odd Thomas

I have yet to pick up a Koontz book that I can set down easily. He stories draw me in from the first word. I will read late into the night. Love all his books. Can't wait to start the next one.

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