Deeply Odd

Deeply Odd

An Odd Thomas Novel

Book - 2013
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Odd journeys through California and Nevada after a vision about the murders of three children, an effort throughout which he befriends a series of eccentric helpers who become allies in a battle against a sociopath and a network of killers.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780553593082
9780553807738
Characteristics: 335 p. ;,25 cm.

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PimaLib_SherrieB Nov 17, 2015

This Odd Thomas adventure would have been better told as a short story or, at most, a novella. Odd’s narration in this book is so thick with moral lamentation, sometimes contradictory and often repetitive, that I found myself skipping paragraphs in order to advance the story. While one of the newly introduced characters is somewhat charming, she and other characters remain flat. This series may have run its course.

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Dtrasler
Feb 16, 2015

When the main character of a novel can see the dead, you have to have a certain suspension of disbelief. I'm prepared to do that, and the first novel in this series didn't require much of that. By this point, I'm having to suspend so much disbelief that it could kill me if it falls. Every chapter more characters turn up drawn to Odd, dispensing mystical advice and pithy phrases. And I don't want to get into the fact that the Chauffeur Odd replaces died aged 90 or so, and his mother was 104.

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ssollie
Jul 11, 2013

I love Dean Koontz but he got very wordy in this one. Overly descriptive and philosophical. Come back to us, Dean!

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what3v3r
Jun 09, 2013

I've read several Koontz novels before and generally found them entertaining. But I LOVE the Odd Thomas series. Can't wait for new ones to come out then I'm completely sucked in. Good development of characters that builds throughout the series. And keeps you guessing, unlike many mystery novels these day. Totally recommend you start with "Odd Thomas" and read the whole series!

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