Odd Thomas is looking for peace. But in the silence and snow of the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still ! By popular demand, the story of the life and times of Odd Thomas continues. To escape the haunting memories of his lost soul-mate Stormy Llewellyn, Odd has retreated to a monastry in the High Sierra. It's December. Icy winds ...
Odd Thomas is looking for peace. But in the silence and snow of the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still ! By popular demand, the story of the life and times of Odd Thomas continues. To escape the haunting memories of his lost soul-mate Stormy Llewellyn, Odd has retreated to a monastry in the High Sierra. It's December. Icy winds and deep snow besiege the remote abbey, a contrast to the sunbleached desert town of Pico Mundo where Odd was born. A white dog named Boo befriends Odd. The King of Rock 'n' Roll has followed him there and silently serenades man and dog. But Elvis isn't the most spooky phenomenon in the place. Odd is one of four guests there. Another is John Heineman, world-famous physicist, who years earlier left the secular world because he found the nature of reality, as quantum mechanics reveals it, so very weird. But Heineman continues his physics experiments down in the catacombs of the facility. Added to this, those shadowy harbingers of extreme violence, bodachs, are prowling the halls. Only Odd can see them. Only he knows what their presence means. Odd has a knack for finding himself in the path of trouble no matter where he goes, even among the eccentric monks in their sanctuary ! where Odd is about to encounter an enemy that eclipses any he has yet known.
This is the third in the Odd Thomas series and Dean Koontz does not disappoint. Odd takes up residence with a religious order and the Ghosts and Goblins are not far behind. Told as only Koontz can Brother Odd is one of those books you don't want to put down!
Aug 16, 2007
More terrific writing about odd thomas. great reading.
Apr 3, 2007
This WILL Scare You!
Leave it to Koontz to come up with original, scarey monsters and bad guys. I am a horror genre aficionado. Therefore I am pretty jaded and immune to most monsters and bad guys., This book scared me It gave me nightmares. It did tdid take several chapters before they showed up ( I don't want to give anything away) but when they did I was way spooked. Get the book, you will not be sorry, you will be scared. sleepless. A word to the wise...'bodachs' are real. Accordting to some paranormal and supernatural chat rooms they are called shadow people and you DON"T want to run into one of them.remember if you Do don;t talk about them where they can hear you! Thankfully I havn't run accross any references to boneyards or any other of Koontz's nightmare creatures.Thats not to say they arn't out there. ENJOY!
Apr 3, 2007
Don't miss this book!
I thought it would be hard for Mr. Koontz to get any better with the Odd Thomas books, but he did. This one is even better then the first two and they were excellent.
Apr 3, 2007
Koontz knocks another "Odd-ball" out of the park
Brother Odd is a great addition to the Odd Thomas series, giving us another can't-put-it-down gift. Once again we learn more about Oddie and his attempt to get away from himself, which is of course, futile, even in a remote monastery. Talk about leaving your comfort zone! Koontz paints more lively word portraits, this time of the resident monks (both living and dead), nuns (tattoos and all) and disabled children (are they channellign Stormy??) One would think that a monastery would be one place without mysteries, but we learn it isn't so, especially with brothers who are former mob hitmen ("Brother Knuckles") and physicists.. Does Oddie bring trouble or does he follow trouble? In any case, Odd Thomas finds himself in the midst of more mystery, suspense, and danger. The worst thing about the Odd Thomas books is, they always leave you wanting more. Odd Thomas is the best character Deant Koontz has invented. May there be many more.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-10-30 Bestseller Koontz's third Odd Thomas novel (after Forever Odd) offers an irresistibly offbeat mix of supernatural horror and laugh-out-loud humor. A resident of St. Bartholomew's Abbey, a monastery in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Thomas has the ability to see the spirits of the dead, a gift he has used to resolve mysteries and prevent future tragedies. As the story opens, the seer is unsettled by visions of bodachs, sinister ghostlike entities whose appearance precedes some dire tragedy. Thomas frantically searches for some sign that will help him head off disaster, even as St. Bart's is thrown into turmoil by the disappearance of one of its members. Thomas must figure out both the identity of the person or being behind the terror and the most effective way to restore peace to his haven. While newcomers may find the villain's underlying motive a bit over the top, the narrator's engaging voice should continue to give this series cross-genre appeal. (Nov. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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