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Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

Forever Odd (2005)

by Dean Koontz

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Series: Odd Thomas (2)

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This book gave me a whirlwind of emotions. There were points when I just wanted to stop reading and cry, or throw it across the room. There were even points when I had to stop reading because I couldn't handle it. This book is so good, and if you read the first one you should totally continue and read this one because it will not disappoint. ( )
  bethanyrenee13 | May 16, 2016 |
Odd Thomas would do anything for humanity so of course he puts himself in harms way for a dear old friend. LOVE the mixing of characters, loyalty and insight into Odd's world. Once again it's an Odd story that I couldn't put down! ( )
  Terrell_Sanzone | Apr 5, 2016 |
Slow for the first half but then it picked up and was fast until the end. It wasn't as enjoyable as the first book but still good. I'll continue reading Odd's adventures. :) ( )
  Traciinaz | Mar 17, 2016 |
I love this series. As with any series, you should read the first one first; but, after that ... well, I read them out of order and didn't feel that the individual stories suffered in the least. This one continues to build on the relationships between the main character and his ramshackle, makeshift "family". I love the character of Ozzie and his literary genius, the Porters in their role of surrogate parents to Odd, Terri and her Elvis obsession...and of course Odd, who is the most well-mannered fry cook who sees the undead that you will ever meet. This is a compelling series: full of mystery, intrigue, on-going plot lines from book to book, and the always satisfying tying of loose ends of current dilemmas. I highly recommend this enter series.
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  CarmenMilligan | Jan 18, 2016 |
Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did "Odd Thomas" it was a good read. Odd is such a sweet man thrown into weirdly creepy situations due to his "gift" of seeing and conversing with dead people. ( )
  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Unearned suffering is redemptive.

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Look at those hands, Oh God, those hands toiled to raise me.

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This book is for Trixie, though she will never read it. On the most difficult days at the keyboard, when I despaired, she could always make me laugh. The words good dog are inadequate in her case. She is a good heart and a kind soul, and an angel on four feet.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553384511, Paperback)

Every so often a character so captures the hearts and imaginations of readers that he seems to take on a life of his own long after the final page is turned. For such a character, one book is not enough—readers must know what happens next. Now Dean Koontz returns with the novel his fans have been demanding. With the emotional power and sheer storytelling artistry that are his trademarks, Koontz takes up once more the story of a unique young hero and an eccentric little town in a tale that is equal parts suspense and terror, adventure and mystery—and altogether irresistibly odd.

We’re all a little odd beneath the surface. He’s the most unlikely hero you’ll ever meet—an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there’s so much more to any of us than meets the eye—and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead—it’s something that just happened. But as the unofficial goodwill ambassador between our world and theirs, he’s got a duty to do the right thing. That’s the way Odd sees it and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death.

A childhood friend of Odd’s has disappeared. The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror. Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not. For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. Whether you’re meeting Odd Thomas for the first time or he’s already an old friend, you’ll be led on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror, wonder and delight—to a revelation that can change your life. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

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When a childhood friend goes missing, medium Odd Thomas and his friends (living and dead) find themselves battling a deadly enemy.

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