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Read & download ☆ Odd Thomas Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä The dead don't talk I don't know why But they do try to communicate with a short order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy if possessed of a certainCo Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe As evil coils under the searing desert sun Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll His account of two shattering days when past and present fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares and a testament by which to live sanely if not safely with courage humor and a full heart that even in the darkness must perseve. As a kid the first thing I did when I was coming back from school was stop by at the library I used to check out various mystery novels like those with The Three Investigators a saga that has remained a favorite and to this day I'm fond of it and one day the librarian God bless her decided that I was mature enough meaning I started growing whiskers and recommended Stephen KingNeedless to say I started to read one King book after the other in uick succesion sometimes even two at the same time I was addicted much like a heroin addict that needs his fix I checked out a new King book every day And then came the unavoidable sad day when there were no new books by King on the library shelf Since my memories were still too vivid for a re read I decided to look for a new author who has released many interesting titles tha would interest a lad like me I asked the everhelpful librarian and she pointed me to a shelf directly below the one of the KingIt was labeled Dean R KoontzI checked out my first book by the smiling bald guy with a moustache can't remember what it was took it home and read uickly I felt that it was missing something but still I was entertained enough to come back and check out another And then another I've read over a dozen or so of his titles when new books by King came into library; I checked them out but from that time on I switched between the two authors just for the fun of it Koontz was my bubble gum; tasty but the taste evaporated uickly and you had to take another if you wanted to enjoy it againI think I'll spare you the rest of my life story and get on with reviewing the book I bought Odd Thomas the year it came out or was it a year later Can't remember Every reviewer was raving about it which I found surprising Koontz was always a low key author and never received much publicity despite being one of the highest earning American writers He was the sort of guy who was always there but didn't stick his head out always had a personal shelf at the library always released a book each year that you could read forget and then remember about him when he released a new one So when Odd Thomas caught attention by many reviewers on various web sites I decided to check it out myself I bough an used copy through the web received it sat in my favorite armchair and began to readOdd Thomas proudly bearing the title of a novel is written from the perspective of a 20 year old Odd a guy who can see dead peopleand does something about it The first person narrative has been done by Koontz before most notably in Fear Nothing and Seize The Night the reader can't help but notice the similarities in style and formSince Odd Thomas is a character driven novel maybe we should begin by saying something about them Characterization was always Koontz's Achilles' heel and unfortunately it shows in this book Odd is the type of a literary 20 year old written by a 60 something year old who thinks he can write a cutesympathetic and witty 20 year old and at the same time slip in some of his disdain for the modern times Odd doesn't come out as cute and eccentric though; rather boring and preachy A self procclaimed carryover from the 50's Odd lives in the new millenium and stays alive only by listening to Elvis who also has a supporting role as a ghost and is heavy on keeping his virginity Did he forgot that the 50's brough the baby boomers Was he ever in school 20 year olds don't talk like this don't think like this and most importantly don't sound like Dean KoontzSpeaking of whom everyone in this novel sounds like Dean Koontz or if he doesn't then he's the bad guy Koontz simplifies the matter to the utmost everyone either falls in love with Odd or is concerned by fulfilling his own hedonistic pursuits Odd's literary obese friend Little Ozzie is essentially Koontz with opened Wikipedia and shooting random facts and uotations Not to mention that he STILL cannot make people talk like real peopleonly his impressions of them When will he learnI've heard comparisons between Odd Thomas and MNight Shyamalan's famous movie The Sixth Sense They are without substance; The Sixth Sense is one of the most moving and memorable motion pictures I have ever seen In Odd Thomas seeing dead people serves as Koontz's remedy of getting out from various plot holes; as does having a blind friend who can read a braille card Odd has just found etcThe writing style is largely intrusive overtly verbose and tedious Instead of using simple descriptions that worked so well in the past Koontz seems content with opening his thesauruses and conjuring up metaphors that completely break the flow of the story Not that there's much of the story going on; it's constantly interrupted by Koontz's inclusion of various facts about the average number of people being born with six fingers the biographies of Elvis and Sinatra and even the explanation of various commands shouted at the grille where Odd works they really weren't that hard to figure out That's Dean's biggest problems he not only shows but also tells tells and tells to be sure you got his pointThe biggest flaw of the book is the narration method At the beginning Koontz states EXPLICITLY that Odd will be an unreliable narrator and even says what exactly he will do to make his narration unreliable He also spoils the classic Christie novel and reveals the murdered in case you didn't get his point This is stupid beyond redemption The sole point of employing an unreliable narrator in fiction is not letting the audience know that there is one Well Koontz seems to not notice this after over four decades of writing 15 hours a day and the big surprise at the end comes as a yawnThe identity of the evildoers is very disappointing and the ending confrontation is solved way too fast and way too easyOverall the experience is disappointing There is an interesing story hidden in Odd Thomas the one you used to watch as a kid in shows like Goosebumps but Odd Thomas is marketed at an adult audience and fails as adult fiction because of Koontz's ineptitude at drawing realistic likeable characters and writing dialogue he's truly horrible at it his tedious writing style and his mistrust of the audience he truly does spell out every single thing in detail As a children book it fails too because of Koontz's inclusion of gruesome details of various crimes which were supposed to be shocking and mature but turn out to be boring instead If he only cut up the metaphors created stronger characters who behave and talk like normal people Odd Thomas might have been an enjoyable bus book It just needs too much suspension of disbelief to be read It's still better than all the seuels though which make me think When will Koontz stop cashing in on this fluke and start writing like he did in the 80's I don't like the work of this new guy with a clean shaven sagging face and a mop of fake hair

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The dead don't talk I don't know why But they do try to communicate with a short order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world Stormy LlewellynMaybe he has a gift maybe it's a curse Odd has never been sure but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out Sometimes they want justice and Odd's otherworldly tips t. Hooray for Odd ThomasThat’s really his name by the wayDean Koontz has made a winner with this 2003 publication that spawned ten other works as of 2015 and a 2013 filmFirst of all Koontz crafted in Odd a very likeable hero Notice I did not use the term protagonist as Odd is a real hero doing what is right having fun with it and being an all around great guy Odd’s heroism is emphasized by his comparison to his thoroughly unlikeable and completely unsympathetic parents By showing us Odd’s parents Koontz also adds depth and character to the already interesting storylineAnd he sees dead peopleOdd also sees what he calls bodachs These are wolfish shadowy creatures of unknown origin that might be demons or they might be something else Koontz’ creation of these beings allows him to maximize the creepy factor of this horror thriller paranormal thoroughly uniue and way cool narrative The Bodachs also allow a furtherance of Koontz’ brilliant use of foreshadowing In one respect the shade like bodachs may be the literary embodiment of foreshadowing and Koontz even allows a brief description of the beasts that suggests thisOdd also has a sixth sense what he calls psychic magnetism that allows him a fun perspective on all the supernatural shenanigans going onFinally Odd Thomas is simply a well put together and charismatic good read

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Odd ThomasO Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief Wyatt Porter can solve a crime Occasionally they can prevent one But this time it's differentA mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers and a pack of hyena like shades following him wherever he goes Who the man is and what he wants not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day by day calendar for August 15Today is August 14In less than twenty four hours Pi. This was one weird story that ramped up to great 4 star finish I was skeptical through the first 34 of the book or so I even had a hard time staying interested but the end was great I look forward to in the series