Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (November 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0345545893
Kinlde: 3395 KB
Publisher: Bantam (January 13, 2015)

The Last Chapter of Odd Thomas' Heroic Journey

First of all, if you've never  read any of the Odd Thomas books, do NOT start here.

Start with "Odd Thomas." That is the beginning of the strange story of Odd Thomas, a sweet natured young fry cook who can see ghosts. Odd Thomas is a fantastic book.

It was also made into a movie that came out last year. I liked the movie so much that I marathoned through all the books that were available. Odd Thomas is hero who battles evil and saves innocents at great personal cost, moving past tragedy, always believing the in the promise of true love. It's such an extraordinary horror adventure series these days in that it is so unashamedly spiritual and inspirational. It is also "clean" for a horror series. While there is fear and sometimes gruesome violence, the language is not coarse, there is no explicit sex, and Odd is always respectful  of others, specially of women and elders. He's a good guy and one of my favorite fictional heroes.

"Saint Odd" is the last entry in this series. Although it is not perfect - some parts seem rushed and hectic, some threads are left untied - the book wraps up Odd's journey in a satisfying manner. I don't want to spoil any parts, but if you have not read the series, give Odd Thomas, either the book or the movie, a try.

If you want to get Odd Thomas from Amazon, these links will get you to their product pages:
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel
Odd Thomas: The Movie (DVD)  or Odd Thomas: The Movie (Streaming on Amazon)

These are the rest of the books in the series, in order, at Amazon:
Forever Odd (Odd Thomas #2)
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas #3)
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas #4)
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas #5)
Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas #6)
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas #7)

No comments:

Post a Comment