Deeply Odd Kindle Fire by Dean Koontz Click Here to Download the Book How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot. With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey—and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.
Reviews I have really enjoyed all of the Odd Thomas novels. The quirky characters, the snappy dialogue, the building suspense leading up to the "event" which Odd must try to thwart in each novel. If you haven't discovered Odd Thomas, then treat yourself and pick up the first novel in this wonderful series (don't start with "Deeply Odd" as you'll be pretty lost as this novel's events unfold). In "Deeply Odd", Dean Koontz takes Odd to a much darker world. Sure Odd's battled crazed gunmen, bone monsters and terrorists, but the places Odd visits in "Deeply Odd" are quite a bit darker and more chilling. As the story begins Odd is drawn to a slick looking tractor trailer, and as he catches up to the truck he gets visions of children being burned alive by a madman with a flamethrower. Worse yet, is that apparently this horrific scene is actually playing out in front of an enthusiastic audience. Odd knows that he is the only chance these children have of surviving and he must rescue them. But standing in his way is the maniacal trucker, a viscious murderer who can seeming kill on a whim, but can somehow do so without being noticed by the people around him. As Odd tracks the truck and driver, he runs into a fun, but crazy, cast of characters (as usual if you're familiar this series). This is a great addition to the series, and hope Koontz continues to create new adventures around this character.
I am a fan of pretty much everything written by Dean Koontz. He builds atmosphere, and characters, with style and creativity. I love that his stories pit good against evil, and good wins. The only reason this is 4 stars instead of 5 is that Odd Thomas just isn't my favorite Koontz character and I'm more than ready to see the end of this series. However, I loved the addition of a mysterious old woman (with a fascinating group of friends I would love to meet) and Alfred Hitchcock to this story. I also like that the Odd story seems to be coming to an end although this was one of the better Odd stories, and other than a brief drag in the middle of the book, it kept my interest (and kept me reading) all the way to the end. As is usual in Koontz stories, there is humor, fear, suspense, pure weirdness, and first class development of the environment. This story has all of that, and although it ends satisfactorily, it leaves me anxious for the next installment (hopefully the last?) of Odd Thomas.
I have been reading Dean Koontz books long before he started writing series of the same characters as in Odd Thomas and his Frankenstein series. I have loved all of the Odd Thomas books and in this one, I was so impatient to get to the next exciting part, I found myself skipping over much of the descriptive parts of the terrain or type of furniture inside places Odd got himself into. This one did have a different take as in another world Odd calls Elsewhere. A sort of level between the physical world and the wasteland which I assumed was to be hell. This Rhinestone Cowboy that Odd runs into at a shopping mall is totally evil and Odd has a vision of children being hurt so he has to follow this Cowboy in his 18 wheeler to stop him if he can. I love the new character of Edie in this book but I would also like to know more about Annamaria that is still with him in their
rented house. I hope there will be one more book in this series and it will answer a lot of questions before putting it to sleep for good.
Odd Thomas, as usual, is highly entertaining in his wit and by the way he describes the situations he encounters. I think the Odd Series as a whole has gone down hill since the first book. This book helped redeem that. I have read all the books except the Odd Interludes. This book is also no exception that it seems as the series goes on the series becomes darker and more bizarre. Defintely worth reading - it made me more eager to read the next book in the series than the previous one.
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