Odd Thomas

by Dean Koontz | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553802496 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ncgrrl of Burlington, North Carolina USA on 9/18/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by ncgrrl from Burlington, North Carolina USA on Saturday, September 18, 2004
Very unusual novel by Dean Koontz. This novel is not written at all in Dean Koontz' typical voice, but for that reason, perhaps, it is even more compelling! I had just completed "False Memory" also by Mr. Koontz, and began reading this novel, and the differences in writing style only serve to highlight the author's uncanny abilities!

The central character who is named Odd Thomas, is such a heart-warming, quirky character, that you will fall in love with him immediately. Of course, no Dean Koontz novel would be complete without some darkness, and this novel delivers this on more than one level.

It is obvious that the novel was written with the current state of humanity [or inhumanity] of the world in mind, but it this theme is so well couched within the character, Odd, that is doesn't come off sounding "preachy".

Odd is just that, very odd, and seems to be, although very intelligent, somewhat naive and untouched by the harsher elements of the world, even though he comes in close contact with them. He possesses a sixth sense and communicates with the dead. His dream of graduating from his current position as a short order cook to a tire salesman makes the reader feel pity for him, but by the end of the novel, after the secrets of his childhood are revealed, there is only awe for this character which is so pure of heart.

I read this novel is a day, it was a it unusual at first, then simply magnetic!

Journal Entry 2 by ncgrrl from Burlington, North Carolina USA on Friday, October 01, 2004
This book has been loaned to a friend who will then release it into the wild. When I find out where she leaves it, I'll post that information here.

Journal Entry 3 by samandnyle from Siler City, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Unusual story - coming home from work to read it was a pleasure I looked forward to all day. One of the better Dean Koontz novels. I appreciate my work friend who let it travel to me.

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