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Saint Odd by Dean Koontz: A Sad Farewell

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I’ve had this book since the day it came out, but couldn’t work up the nerve to read it. Of everything Dean Koontz has ever written (and I’m a huge fan), the Odd Thomas series has been my very favorite. I found Oddie to be one of the most endearing and special characters I’ve ever enjoyed reading about, so I’ve been very reluctant to read the final book in the series, knowing I would have to say goodbye. Finally, I worked up my nerve and plunged in headfirst.

As always, Koontz’s writing touches me deeply. No matter the nature of the bad guys, horror or alien, four-footed & furry or merely evil to the core, what Dean Koontz does best is remind us that there is nothing more powerful than love. That’s why he’s my favorite horror/ghost/urban fantasy writer of all time. Bar none. This series has been no exception, and anyone who was surprised at the ending of Saint Odd hasn’t been paying attention. It ended exactly the way it needed to, even though it broke my heart to read it.

If you have followed Oddie from the beginning, you’ll want to read this, and see him come full circle, doing everything he set out to do. If you haven’t read any of these books, you really should. There’s no other character out there quite like Odd Thomas. And I doubt there ever will be again. I’m going to miss him.

Saint Odd is definitely NOT a standalone story. Do yourself a favor. Start with Odd Thomas, and read the entire series.

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Monday Giveaways: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

Jim Butcher's White Night Cover

Still working my way through the Dresden Files and the Odd Thomas series. For those who have missed out on either of these, you can get a free download today that will help you catch up. Just email me after 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (to give the folks on the west coast a shot, too), and request the book you want. Be first to ask, and I’ll gift it to you. That’s it. Today’s offerings:

1. White Night: Jim Butcher’s 9th book in The Dresden Files series. (My favorite cover of all, btw.  I bought a signed print of this one and framed it for my library. I’m a nerd.)

2. Brother Odd: Dean Koontz’s 3rd book in the Odd Thomas series.

You don’t want to miss out on these. Let me hear from you.

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Monday Giveaways: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

ProvenGuilty

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Happy Moon’s Day! Time once again for my Monday Giveaways. Read more…

Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

OddThomas

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Continuing with my Dresden Files giveaway today, plus Book One of another of my very favorite series, Odd Thomas. Read more…

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

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My Rating 4 of 5 Stars

I have always enjoyed Dean Koontz more than any other writer of modern horror, bar none. In addition to his ability to scare the bejeebers out of me, he always writes with compassion, and with a great respect and love for the women in his stories. It never fails to convince me that Koontz is a man who actually understands both love and grace. The entire Odd Thomas series Read more…

Passages #2 – Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas Cover

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, Read more…

Quote #14 – Dean Koontz

“The chef was intent upon adding to a pile of eyes on the cutting board beside the sink, where he was blinding several pounds of potatoes before peeling them.”

—Dean Koontz, Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel

 

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse Cover

MY RATING:  4 out of 5 Stars

After waiting such a long time to get the next installment in the Odd Thomas series, it seems like I zipped through the book way too quickly.  Like wolfing down a good meal before your taste buds can even begin to enjoy the flavors.    I have loved Odd Thomas from the get-go, so I knew this book would be one I liked.  I’m not sure  it’s the strongest book in this series, but I still enjoyed every word.   It was clever as usual, with Oddie being self-effacing and engaging in his own quirky way, and as only he can be.  He made me laugh, he tugged at my heartstrings, and he displayed all the things that make his fans love him.  He sees Read more…

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