Passages #2 – Odd Thomas
Passage from Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
A more endearing character than Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas would be hard to find. Just a glimpse at the opening paragraph of the first book in this series, Odd Thomas, should make you want to know more about him, and truly, I can’t imagine you being disappointed if you followed up on that idea.
“My name is Odd Thomas, though in this day and 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.
“I am not a celebrity. I am not the child of a celebrity. I have never been married to, never been abused by, and never provided a kidney for transplantation into any celebrity. Furthermore, I have no desire to be a celebrity.
“In fact, I am such a nonentity by the standards of our culture that People magazine not only will never feature a piece about me but might also reject my attempts to subscribe to their publication on the grounds that the black-hole gravity of my noncelebrity is powerful enough to suck their entire enterprise into oblivion.”
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