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Brother Odd (Odd Thomas Novels) (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Dean Koontz

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Title:Brother Odd (Odd Thomas Novels)
Authors:Dean Koontz
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Brother Odd by Dean Koontz (2006)




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#1 for 2008. I wrote a review on my blog. If you're interested, read it there: trishaj.blogspot.com ( )
  trishaj | Oct 7, 2014 |
So far, the Odd books are fun and generally easy to read. Not something I have to think much about, just sit back and read an unlikely plot. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
My most common complaint of Dean Koontz is that his characters are so often contrived and too deliberately quirky to be believable. Such is not the case with Odd Thomas (or perhaps it's still true, but in case of Odd and his supporting cast, it just works). This particular installment (the third in the series) finds Odd taking sanctuary in a monastery in an attempt to get his shattered self back together. But where Odd goes, supernatural trouble is sure to follow. This isn't life-changing literature, but neither is it just so much fluff. Koontz struggles at times to make his supernatural elements visible to the reader--an important skill when attempting to invent something completely new. But you can't fault his pacing or his ability to leave the reader warm and satisfied at the end of the tale. ( )
  TheBentley | Jun 12, 2014 |
This is the third in the series. I liked it so much better than Forever Odd. This time around Odd is in a monastery to reflect and get away from the chaos. However, the dead never rest and once again he sees the bodachs which can only mean death to many.

For the rest of the review, visit my blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/71838.html ( )
  booklover3258 | Apr 29, 2014 |
This is the third book in the Odd Thomas series. Odd has taken himself off to a monastery in the Sierra Nevada's, and big bad thing comes to play. the Baddie in this book is a new creation, not a Bodach or a bad person in general. I still got through the book very quickly, but it had parts that were slower than in the first two books. There were times when I had no problem putting the book down at all. Don't get me wrong, it was still really good, there were just times that I felt I would be more inclined to clean or do something besides read. Whereas with the first two books I just wanted to read and find out what the heck was happening. But in the end I say another hit by Koontz.

To read my full review see my blog: http://adventuresofabibliophile.blogspot.com ( )
  Serinde24 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill
the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn,
his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of
the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature

Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.

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Leaving Pico Mundo, the small desert town in which he has spent his life, Odd Thomas, a hero who lives between the living and the dead, seeks the peaceful solitude of an isolated monastery high in the western mountains, but he soon finds himself confronting an evil killer stalking the ancient, holy halls of his sanctuary.… (more)

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