Saint Odd

Saint Odd

Book - 2015
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From "one of the master storytellers of this or any age" ( The Tampa Tribune ) comes the stunning final adventure of "one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction"( The Virginian-Pilot )--as Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.

Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them--as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil.; Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do--for better or worse--with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
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Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge--vast and dreadful--awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.

Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels
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"Odd's strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction." -- Publishers Weekly

"Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity--and moral outrage." --USA Today

"The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us--the linchpin of a rollicking good tale . . . Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer." --BookPage

"There's never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure." -- Booklist
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"The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Koontz's] most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering." --The New York Times

"An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift." -- The Washington Post
 
"Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story." --Chicago Sun-Times
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9780345545879
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 25 cm.

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ApollosRaven
Nov 07, 2015

Like other reviewers, I've loved this series. While not the best plot in the series, Odd remains a engaging narrator and the ending is satisfyingly weird.

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writermike
Sep 24, 2015

Putatively the last of the otherwise terrifically entertaining Odd Thomas stories, this series closer is, sadly, a pedestrian effort. Previous entries in the canon had young fry-cook Odd (“I see dead people”) Thomas battling all manner of supernatural beings, alien entities, mad scientists, and trans-dimensional beings as he wends his way through a very spooky Southern California that only he and very few others can see. But the politely-spoken Odd becomes a cipher in this entry, which is no more than a very ordinary hero-versus-black hats mystery. (No “Mr. Hitchcock” or “Mr. Sinatra” to provide some enjoyable asides – fans will know.) In fact, there’s not much to enjoy about Saint Odd, with a rickety plot, puzzling action-stopping flashbacks, and prose that reads as though the author grudgingly radioed it in to fulfill a publishing-contract obligation. By all means, read all of the other Odd Thomas stories. But this one is strictly for die-hard fans.

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amendes75
Jun 24, 2015

I loved this series. Odd has been one of my favorite characters. I'm sad to see the series end.

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GrimmFan
May 08, 2015

This was a great series! Fell in love with Odd Thomas and his odd story. Sorry Dean Koontz has ended the Odd series but he did end it well.

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Whisty
Apr 22, 2015

Loved the entire series. As with all of his books, Koontz manages to mix in his enduring sense of humor and finish the darkest of stories with light and hope.

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sunnye1988
Mar 31, 2015

Can Oddie come back as a ghost? With his talent and being a ghost (he can't be killed again), Odd Thomas could solve crimes without needing to eat, sleep or in need of a car to travel. I will miss Odd Thomas and his escapades.

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Patron3563
Feb 28, 2015

Enjoyed the book. Hated to see Koontz wind up the series.

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Ferrous1
Feb 01, 2015

Good book but I still found the ending disappointing. It's not a surprise what happens to Odd since it's stated in the first book and repeated in the others, but it doesn't seem to be... enough. Hopefully without it being spoiler-y, I can say that for me it was like winning the battle but losing the war.
So, yeah, good book but it left me wanting more.

walkingeagle Jan 31, 2015

This book is so extremely good. Great ending. Always want more, but the series has been concluded wonderfully.

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