Archive for November, 2007

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

November 21, 2007

From the publisher:

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.

My Comments: I heart Odd Thomas. And while nothing can really be better then the first book in the trilogy (so far?) ODD THOMAS, this one will do in a pinch. Actually, it was much better than a pinch, and I’m very grateful that Dean Koontz took Odd out for another spin.

Odd’s friend has been kidnapped by a beautiful yet horrible woman and her two henchmen, but Odd is their real objective. She seeks to exploit his abilities for her own evil means. Odd has never been more resourceful as he attempts to free his friend and find his own way home.

I can’t remember books I’ve enjoyed more or recommended to more people!

Keep it or Pass it On? I’m not letting these books out of the house until my husband and daughter have read them!

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