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Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel | Dean Koontz
Now a major motion picture starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Addison Timlin, and directed by Stephen Sommers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The dead dont talk. I dont know why. But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontzs dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time its different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock n Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to livean unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontzs most enduring works.
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persephone1408
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#falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Day 30: October tbr
Odd Thomas! By Dean Koontz
I know its the movie poster by I absolutely adored Antosha Yelchin! 🖤😢

Eggs Looks g👀d!!! 4mo
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GraceH
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A young man nicknamed Odd Thomas is a fry cook who can see dead people and bodachs, shadowy figures that signify the approach of death. When a new person moves to town he quickly notices that more bodachs are lingering than before. Odd Thomas finds himself in the position to save hundreds of lives in just a few days.
If you like books with mystery, suspense, and big plot twists, you‘ll like this one.

GraceH The theme deals perseverance in face of a terrible loss and finding peace in the memory of love taken by an untimely death. 4mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Grace! This seems like a bit of a creepy book... How creepy is it?? I was just wanting a little bit more on the theme! 5.5/6 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Walking With a Ghost, so of course I thought of Odd Thomas, one of my favorite books, and the silent ghosts that haunt is daily life and walk side by side with him.

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#LitsySummerCamp @ImperfectCJ

No doubt Odd Thomas would be rescuing campers at Camp Bitches Be Readin' from a psychopathic ex-counselor bent on murder and destruction. Odd would uncover an even bigger plot to turn the camp into Camp Bloodshed, thus triggering the end of the world, and he'd use the ghosts of dead campers to help him take down the Big Bad.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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I have a bit of a soft spot for mid-00s urban fantasy and this was a nostalgic read. It was a little slow in places (and very wordy) but Odd is a likeable hero that I rooted for throughout and I‘ll admit the ending brought a little tear to my eye 😢 #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “My name is Odd Thomas, though in this age when fame is the altar at which most people worship, I am not sure why you should care who I am or that I exist.”

Kimzey Love your bullet journal TBR tracker! Must be very satisfying to color in a book! ❤️ 6mo
Lucy_Anywhere @Kimzey Thanks! I‘ve found it‘s a great way to keep track of my TBR and colouring in books as I read them is very satisfying 6mo
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I don't know if my tastes have changed so much over the years or if it was the world's most boring narrator but this reread was just....awful!

This was always one of my favourites but now Odd is irritating, Stormy is annoying and every part of the plot is ridiculous. Has Koontz always been so needlessly wordy too? Like worse than King wordy? Ugh....

11hrs #LittenListen
#bookspinbingo #JoysofJune
@aperfectmjk @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

Cazxxx I read this a long time ago and I remember loving it but maybe wouldn‘t feel the same now 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh, it's always so sad when a reread doesn't hold up to the memories!! 7mo
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amberavidreader
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5 stars all the way! This was a great read! I love Dean Koontz. I have more books to this series. Recommend. If you have not read him, give him a try.

#bookrecommendations

DarkMina I love Dean Koontz. I must admit I haven‘t read the Odd Thomas series yet. 12mo
Phelangies I didn‘t know this was a book. Saw the movie and loved it 12mo
amberavidreader @Phelangies it's actually a book series. I have never seen the movie. would love to though. 12mo
KathyWheeler I loved this series. I liked the movie too; unfortunately, if they do any more, Odd will have to be recast since that actor is dead. 😢 (edited) 12mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt Saw the movie first then read this. Loved both. 12mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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On my #bookquilt because Odd is my favorite literary character. And while I've always been a fan of audiobooks, this is really the audiobook that started my obsession.

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Nazgul93
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Finished all these books for #readyourwayreadathon and total hours 33:30!
Thank you @TheSpineView for hosting this readathon! #scarathlon #TeamHarkness #screamathon @StayCurious

TheSpineView You're welcome! Awesome job! 🤩📚🧡🎃 1y
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#septembersenses Authors like Koontz , Carroll, and Tolkien, that create unique characters & entire worlds are by definition, filled with the power of #imagination

Eggs Agreed 👍🏼📚👏🏻📚❤️ 1y
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Slajaunie
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Finished these two books. I‘m on number three. Love Odd Thomas! 💙❤️📚

Pageturner1 i have these to read also. 😀 1y
KathyWheeler I loved the Odd Thomas books. The audiobooks are good too. 1y
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FantasyChick
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I may not have finished the series yet (this will be the theme for most of this list 😑) but I will forever love Odd

#20Series20Days #Top20Series @Andrew65

Andrew65 This is one series I‘ve been meaning to start. 1y
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DAB
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Did not think I would like any Koontz book but surprise. The Odd Thomas series proved me wrong.

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Really enjoying this one. Koontz adds so much detail I feel like I am being read to with no one else around.

bookaholic1 Loved this series 2y
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bookish.mum
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Finally starting Odd Thomas today 😄

#bookworm #deankoontz #oddthomas

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britt_brooke Pretty photo! 2y
bookish.mum @britt_brooke Thank you ❤ 2y
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Kayjoe21
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A very intriguing read.

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Shandrew Jimeno
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Horror Fiction

Started in: October 16, 2019

Completed at: November 1, 2019

How did you choose this book? Recommended by my cousin.

Brief Summary: This is a story about a 21-year-old ghost-whisperer who can see dead people and shadow-like forms he calls bodachs. He is a young man who is in a position to save hundred of lives . Odd is a man who puts danger to himself to stop tragic events to save the lives of innocent people.

(Pages 201-446)

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Shandrew Jimeno
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Horror Fiction

Started in: September 25, 2019

Completed at: October 16th, 2019

How did you choose this book? Recommended by my cousin

Brief Summary: This is a story about a 21-year-old ghost-whisperer who can see dead people and shadow-like forms he calls bodachs. He is a young man who is in a position to save hundred of lives . Odd is a man who puts danger to himself to stop tragic events to save the lives of innocent people.

(Pages 1 - 200)

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sprainedbrain
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I‘m not sure how, after 30 years of avid reading, I was today years old before I read a Koontz novel, but here we are.

This is a fun, fast-paced paranormal mystery/thriller, with good writing, a supporting cast of colorful characters, and a really great main character: Odd Thomas is wonderful and I‘m going to read more of this series.

This was my #BookGiftedToYou for #Booked2019. My friend @ItsAngel gave it to me a year ago.😳😂

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ve read Dean Kootz either 🙈 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read Intensity, and it scared me off Koontz. But I‘m going to stack this one. 2y
eri.reads I am 40 and have not yet read a Koontz novel either, but...Odd Thomas is the one I planned to start with. 🙈😁 2y
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Leftcoastzen I really don‘t habitually read Koontz, but I have read this one and really liked it , have the 2 next ones on the shelf waiting to be read .Quirky in a good way. 2y
Dragon I love Odd Thomas 💜 2y
Eyelit I read a lot of koontz when I was in Jr high and mostly loved his books. The Odd Thomas series is def high up on my list of faves by him, close behind The Watchers at number 1 😄 2y
meagankc21 I didn't keep up with the series but I did read the first 3 or 4 and I remember I really liked them. I just couldn't keep going once I started undergrad lol and now I feel like it's too late to pick back up after so long. Unless there's a website that gives me a "previously on..." For each book so I can jump in where I left off 2y
sprainedbrain @meagankc21 Wikipedia seems to have enough synopsis for each book that I was afraid to read too far. 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @Eyelit I have The Watchers on my tbr. Honestly, that seems like my kind of book, so no clue why I haven‘t read it ages ago. 2y
sprainedbrain @eri.reads as a 42-year-old who just figured it out, I can definitely recommend starting with this one. 😂 2y
vivastory I haven't read Koontz since I think junior high & the one I remember reading in one sitting was 2y
vivastory I've heard great things about Odd Thomas & will definitely be checking it out after your review 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve read some Koontz and enjoyed them! 2y
Reggie After a couple of books of his I just gave him up. But my favorite of his was Twilight Eyes. 2y
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1. _If_ I know the other person's taste and style, I LOVE recommending Dean Koontz for so many reasons that it'll have to be another post.
2. SpiderMan: Far From Home - cute, funny, good summer flick
3. Sweet corn! I'm so sad the rain made spring planting so bad in the Midwest.
4. Um...ten. I think.
5. Welcoming @Monstershaped from #habitica!

Red.Reads I recommend Odd Thomas to everyone too, haha. Its just fantastic, and possibly the only horror that's ever made me cry! I adore the whole series, and felt really sad after finishing it. I know some people complain about Dean Koontz' work, but he's never failed to engage and entertain me. 2y
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Good, but I enjoyed the movie more, I think. I'll try the next despite the lack of any possible sequel to watch with Chekov (RIP).

I didn't make any workout and reading goals, but I did finish this one on a nice long walk.

#litsywalkers #audiowalking #hufflepup

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Reading my very first Dean Koontz novel!!!

KathyWheeler I love this series. It‘s good on audio too. 3y
Brewychock48 I love Dean Koontz. This series is awesome. I loved the movie too 3y
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Red.Reads
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Here we go again, old friend.

My seventh or eighth time reading this, and I'm still in love with Odd.

#OddThomas #literaryloves #supernatural #DeanKoontz

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I know this is one of his more popular/ famous books, but I really just couldn‘t get into it. I thought it was slow and I got bored so many times. I also feel like the storyline in general is just done so often that it maybe just wasn‘t great for me because I didn‘t find anything super original in it.

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ClarissaLeStrange
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4/5 ☆☆☆☆

Buddy read with Jao Lancaster

Read date Feb 21

Copy epub

Reading challenge 10/50

📖o🖤

Suspenseful, Amusing and Interesting read

“Fate isn‘t one straight road... There are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path.”

― Odd Thomas

Full review :

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2723870628

🍁 HIGHY RECOMMENDED!

Page count : 446

Published on : August 29, 2006

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ClarissaLeStrange
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"Perseverance is impossible if we don‘t permit ourselves to hope."

-Odd Thomas ?

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This book is so good. Read this. Don‘t watch the movie first (like always with movies based on books). I laughed. I cried. I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. Dean Koontz is definitely one of my favorite authors. He seems to never disappoint.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you loving it here! 📚 3y
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 3y
LiterarySloth @Lel2403 thanks! 📚♥️ 3y
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Odd Thomas (one of my all time favorites and one of Koontz's best. I cried)
George Orwell
Ocean's 8
Orange is the New Black
Oreos (especially chocolate covered ones)
@JoScho. #manicmonday #lettero

JoScho Fun collage. Thanks for playing Chelle 🧡🧡🧡 3y
inthegreensandblues Odd Thomas is so good! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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Day off today. Getting my read on.

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Haileybug97

We are destined to be together forever. We have a card that says so. We have matching birthmarks.

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We are not strangers to ourselves; we only try to be.

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dgs788
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Set firmly in paranormal mystery, the perspective of the character--a reluctant but kindhearted medium whose life is driven by fate--is incredibly unique and the plot does throw you a bit of a twist. The author's strange way of describing the world will draw you in and even make you laugh. There is already foreshadowing of incredible character depth. If this is a series, and I believe it is, I will be reading the rest of them.

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MidnightBookGirl
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It's #FriYayIntro time! @jesshowbooks

1. Odd Thomas, he's one of my favorite literary characters.
2. Wow, this is harder than I thought it'd be. Probably Grey's Anatomy.
3. I watch the World Cup (⚽️>⚾️) 😉
4. I'm back on the carb free wagon, so maybe some jalepeno peppers with cheese and bacon.
5. My father was a chain reader, he was never without a book. He died July 4th, 2000, but I know he'd love that I work in a bookstore now.❤📚❤

CherryPie Aw, I love number five. ❤👍 I'm nearly carbless. Usually under 10. 4y
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New books today!

Two from @ItsAngel because she‘s awesome, and two from the Dollar Tree because they were only $1 and apparently that makes them exempt from the book buying ban. 😬

Chellebearss Loved Odd! 🖤 4y
ItsAngel $1 almost counts negative. But don‘t listen to me because I‘m a bad influence. 😏 4y
sprainedbrain @ItsAngel actually, I think you‘re on to something. 🤑 4y
mrozzz 0o0o0o0 4y
Slajaunie Love Odd Thomas! 4y
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Gizmo86
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One of my favourites that my bear 🐻 (fiance) picked by himself for me. Love it and am slowly working through the series. Truly fascinating, moving and compelling. Definitely read this!

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I‘m not a big suspense reader but here are a few of my favorites 😬

#SuspensefulSunday #ReadingResolutions 📖💐

#BookNerd 📚💙

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Book no. 6 for #freakyfriday is done - I mostly listened to the audio, but was so close to finishing tonight, I pulled out the print copy I'd gotten from the library.

This is an inventive and creepy story about a fascinating person. I really liked Odd, and I can imagine his gift is hard to live with sometimes. Needing to help restless spirits, and also dealing with the guilt of not being able to save everyone, that would be overwhelming.

Lisaw13 Glad you liked it - I was so sad when I read the last in the series. I didn't want it to end! 4y
Jenny One of my favorite books and series ever! 4y
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JTRobertson
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I've never read any Dean Koontz before. I did see the movie adaptation of this before I read the book, though. Maybe one of the best page to screen adaptations ever.

The book is great. Koontz keeps the tension tight as hell all the way through, creates memorable characters you care about, and just generally weaves a good yarn. This first book is excellent.

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missfitz
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Adore this book but it broke my heart

Chelleo Welcome 🤗 Check out the Litsy Tips by @RaimeyGallant : https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and Litsy Video tutorials here: https://youtu.be/mH6Xdr_CACI Hopefully they‘ll help you to get settled in here. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about the various swaps, challenges and meet-ups taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
GrandDe64 Welcome to Litsy @missfitz 4y
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Awwww Odd Thomas💕 Love him!

#IAmSweetMarch #ABoysNameInTheTitle

JuliaTheBookNerd I loved this series! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
C.Perone @JuliaTheBookNerd Me too! 😍💕 4y
Rudis Such a good series! 😍❤️ 4y
Jenny Odd is the best! 4y
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La_Cori
Il luogo delle ombre | Dean Ray Koontz
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next up..
(it's the italian edition of Odd Thomas)

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naveen2
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Dont know why i picked this one up..maybe its the cover..but i am now glad that i did so..love the way the story is going..and definitely love the main character..the book is a mix of mystery, horror and thriller where the main character has the ability to see ghosts and he uses his abilities to solve cases happening in his town..

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I ain‘t even mad.

LauraBeth 😂 4y
Louise Awwwww! 😍🐾 4y
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Michellesibs
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This was a so burner for me, it started as an ok easy read, at half way I was interested and by the end I loved it. Odd Thomas is a cute guy who sees dead people and I‘m looking forward to reading the rest of this series, especially to see how Elvis gets on.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Question: who is your favorite character from a series? Mine is Odd Thomas. I‘ve read and listen d to every solve one of the books in the series several times. Looking for some new recommendations

TrishB I‘ve never read this series - but have always been curious. One for the future I think! 4y
The.Intentional.Reader Trish, very cool series. Most can be read independently but flow better if you read them in order 4y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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I‘M NOT CRYING. YOU‘RE CRYING. SHUT UP. hands down one of the best books I‘ve read this year and I‘m kicking myself for putting off reading this as long as I have. #deankoontz #oddthomas

LiterarySloth Just started reading it! I love Dean Koontz but never picked this up until now. Not sure why. It‘s so good! 3y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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Finally getting to this only because the other books I‘m waiting on through Overdrive aren‘t available. #deankoontz #audiobook #oddthomas

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I cannot explain how this book hit me. And it hit me hard. Great writing, great story and OHMYGOD the end. If you've read the book you'll know it was not anything we were expecting.
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It is a story about Odd, who sees dead people. And about a day in his life.
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It could easily be in my 'Top 3 Dean Koontz' books. Easily.

RadicalReader @VrushaliPathak Dean Koontz is an awesome author in every sense. Truly a visionary 4y
VrushaliPathak @RadicalReader YES HE IS! I am now happily collecting his books (got 17 of them as of now!🙌) And truly inspiring (at least I want to write like him someday.😗) 4y
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