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Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1) de Dean Koontz
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Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1) (original: 2003; edição: 2004)

de Dean Koontz (Autor)

Séries: Odd Thomas (1)

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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 Llewellyn. Maybe 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 to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different. A 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 15. Today is August 14th. In less than twenty-four hours, Pico 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 persevere.… (mais)
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Título:Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1)
Autores:Dean Koontz (Autor)
Informação:HarperCollins (2004), Edition: New Ed, 432 pages
Coleções:Theo's books, Sua biblioteca
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Etiquetas:Fiction, supernatural, TV remake

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“I've since discovered that many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their telltale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise.”
― Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas


I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler free way. If you feel anything in my review is a spoiler and is not already hidden in spoiler brackets please let me know. Thank you.
Odd Thomas can see and feel the dead, but he can't hear them, as the dead don't talk. After encountering a strange man who also caught the interest of Bodachs (strange shadow spirits, attracted to extreme violence) Odd follows him to see what he is up to and why his instincts are telling him that something is up. Soon Odd is in danger, but not just him, something big is going to happen. More bodachs then he has ever seen is gathering and he knows hes the only one who can stop. Meanwhile he's trying to protect and keep those he loves safe. Including his soulmate Stormy.

This book is a reread for me, and I love it still. I knew a lot of what was coming, but it had also been long enough that I forgot a lot and got to experience it all over again. This book is scary, I found myself looking over my shoulder and biting my nails. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. And boy did it make me cry. I knew what was coming cause it was one of the things I did remember, and yet still I cried, and HARD. I will be continuing this series. I only read the first 3 in this series and this was the only one I remember, so I know that the rest will be like a new experience for me and I'm excited to experience it. I loved Odd, he is so funny but doesn't mean to be, and while he's smart he's also surprisingly lost at times. It's sweet. I've watched the movie and I can say that while the movie is good. This book is still a must read.

How I choose my rating:
1* Did not finish, or hated it but forced myself to finish.
2** Didn't really like it. Didn't hate it but not sure why I finished it other then for some closure.
3*** I liked it. I had some issues with it, but as a whole it was good. I probably won't reread again ever, but there is a chance I might finish the series. (If part of one) But if not it's not a huge loss.
4**** I really liked this book. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I may or may not reread this again, and I will finish the series. (If part of one) I would recommend to those I know hold interest in this books content.
5***** I loved this book. I found little to no issues with it at all. I will definitely be rereading this and probably more than once. I will finish the series and reread it multiple times. (If part of one) I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!!!!
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  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
It was a simple but fun read. It’s too bad they could not use Elvis in the movie! ( )
  Kgferris | Jul 12, 2021 |
So I was right in my first estimation after all. Koontz is a good writer and deserves to make a living at it, but this book lacked the endearing charm of Life Expectancy. He is quite good at dialogue and characterizations, though, and that goes a long way with me. ( )
  MuggleBorn930 | Jul 11, 2021 |
I loved Odd's wacky sense of almost-humor. I find it quite endearing. ( )
  Conni_W | Jul 7, 2021 |
I really wanted to like this one. It was fine. I'm rounding up a half star to 3. I like the character of Odd. It started ok - then the story gets lost a bit in the weeds trying to build a backstory for his dysfunctional family. ( )
  wills2003 | May 31, 2021 |
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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 Llewellyn. Maybe 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 to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different. A 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 15. Today is August 14th. In less than twenty-four hours, Pico 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 persevere.

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