With over 400 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers of our time. Read this page-turning, heart-breaking thriller to find why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller’s most-loved creation.
He sees what no one else does. He does what no one else can.
Odd, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly and the downright strange, is in self-imposed exile. Tragic events have led him from his sun-bleached desert home of Pico Mundo to a monastery in the High Sierra, searching for peace. It’s December and the remote abbey is besieged by icy winds and snow. But even in the silence of the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still…
As ever, where Odd Thomas goes, strangeness goes too. A white dog named Boo befriends him – as does the ghost of Elvis. And a world-famous physicist is conducting experiments in the catacombs of the abbey. Could this be why Odd can once again see bodachs, shadowy harbingers of violence? They prowl the halls, suggesting horror to come.
But what form will it take? And how will Odd defeat an enemy that eclipses any he has met before?
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‘Sensitively written, the plotting deft, the characters well thought out … fantastically readable’ SFX
‘A great read’ News of the World
Praise for the Odd Thomas series:
‘The result is a blend of humour, humanity and horror, the classic Koontz concoction’ The Times
‘Odd Thomas is a superb character’ Independent
Praise for Dean Koontz:
‘Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler’ The TimesFrom the Back Cover:
Odd Thomas is looking for peace. But in the silence and snow of
the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still ...
Odd, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly, is in
self-imposed exile. The tragic events that took the love of his life have
led Odd from his sun-bleached desert home to a remote monastery in the icy
As ever, where Odd Thomas goes strangeness goes too. A white dog named Boo
befriends him - as does the ghost of Elvis. And a world-famous physicist is
conducting experiments in the catacombs of the abbey. Could this be why Odd
can once again see bodachs, shadowy harbingers of violence? They prowl the
halls, suggesting terror to come.
But what form will it take? And how will Odd defeat an enemy that eclipses
any he has met before?
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007243510
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0007243510. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007243518
Book Description Harper Collins, Australia, 2006. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 364 pages in NEW condition, Covers NEW. "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.". Bookseller Inventory # 017175