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Odd Thomas 2

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Problems Odds best friend appears out of nowhere: odd specifically states everyone who knows about his gift in the first book. Then out of no where we get a best lifelong friend who has been like a bother to Odd for almost his whole life.

Danny knows about his gift yet has never been mentioned before this book. There was nothing really supernatural added to book: This was more of a survival tale then anything.

While there were ghosts who play a role in Odds story such as jessup and the casino ghosts, it's all things we've seen before. Only dr jessup really contributes to solving the kidnapping of Danny.

Otherwise most of the book is Odd waiting for a good time to escape the hotel. Odd basically spends the first book walking around hoping to be pulled toward Danny.

The second half he is waiting for a good moment to leave. You never get that eerie feeling or wonder who committed the crime because there are basically no suspects until odd gets the phone call The villains are poorly thought out and ridiculous: Detura, an evil genius phone sex operator.

Her Minions are zombiefied bouncers with guns. Snake man, who really has no significance. Characters are killed in ridiculous ways: the main villain datura is killed by a mountain lion.

A mountain lion saves the day. Odd shotguns another minion when he magically goes Into a blind trance.

Their demise is comical at best Overall I think Koontz just put out what ever he could As fast as he could. If y review seems jumbled and poorly written, it is.

I really didn't feel the need to write out a well versed, grammatically correct and witty review for this book. I think my review reflects the overall feeling one will get from reading forever odd.

I do not mean to, as I said, turn you away from the series. I have read odd Thomas and forever odd both in the past 48 hours. I'm already half way into brother odd and so far it is my favorite book of the series by far.

Keep reading and you will look past this blemish for the sake of the other books! View all 4 comments. Odd Thomas has never had things easy. Still reeling from the loss of the love of his life, Stormy, he will soon find himself thrust into something truly sinister.

When one of Odd's best friends from his childhood goes missing there is universal concern. Danny suffers from a condition that makes his bones brittle and with the thought that his psychopath biological father has abducted him, it is vital that he is found soon.

When Odd, with his unique powers for finding individuals, sets out he will Odd Thomas has never had things easy. When Odd, with his unique powers for finding individuals, sets out he will find himself up against a twisted evil far greater than he could have imagined.

This is a being that wants to call upon the dead and sees Odd as a means to an end. With Danny as her bait, Datura with her henchmen lay in wait.

Odd will need to rely on everything he has learned over the years encountering all manner of evil. With his friend's life literally on the line, he will have to be extra careful and smart to get himself and Danny out of this mess.

For me, Forever Odd was an odd beast. I for one can't remember the first book having so much humour. This combined with the horror and supernatural elements made for a bizarre storyline that walks the line between b-movie camp and comedy.

On top of that, we did not get any development with Odd as to why he is the way he is with seeing the dead. Sure it was great to have dead Elvis back again, but why can Odd see him?

Lastly the evil just did not seem as scary as the menacing Bodachs. I am hoping that a change of scenery for Odd will help develop him as a character and provide a proper move on, instead of what here seems a stop gap chapter.

Jul 28, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: re-read , horror. Cannot aim themselves or cause precise effects. Flung debris to brain you, the effect is no less devastating than a well-swung club to the head.

Odd must capture the real evil power It contained less doom n' gloom foreshadowing but kept up the creepy plot and wild characters.

Still somewhat disturbing but interesting enough that I might listen to the third one. I like how philosophical Odd gets and the way he treats the ghosts.

Sep 15, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: librarybooks. When Odd Thomas's friend is kidnapped by a crazy psycho woman, Odd must find and rescue him before he is killed.

Will he succeed in his mission? Read on and find out for yourself. This book is pretty good and sets the tone for the rest of this series.

Definitely check this book out with the rest of the series at your local library and wherever books are sold.

Mar 06, Amber J rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-stars-of , reading-challenge. 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. So for this book, I had started out listening to the audiobook but finished the last fourth of the book on my kindle cause my time for the audiobook ran out and I needed to return it to the library.

The narrator was good though. I like him and he fits well with how I perceive Odd in my head. I may listen to I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way.

I may listen to instead of reading more in the series and I hope he continues to do them. So this one didn't have the same scare that the first did.

It lacked the Bodachs. Which were super a huge deal in the scare factor from the first book. It was also more casual, less rush, then the first.

It was still really funny though and there were some scary moments. The chick in the book is super crazy too. I think it's interesting how the book swerves off out of story to tell little facts.

The way it's done adds to Odd's character in my opinion. The book ended with a great setup for the next book. I am still amazed by the amount of times I find myself laughing out loud when reading the "Odd" books.

Brilliantly done and 5 starts for the interesting storyline. I stayed up almost all night reading this book and could not put it down. The most brilliant thing about the book is that Dean writes in a clever way yes, some of my friends did not get some of the funny parts ; the way that things said in the beginning of the book ends up being absolutely hilarious later on while the book still keep I am still amazed by the amount of times I find myself laughing out loud when reading the "Odd" books.

The most brilliant thing about the book is that Dean writes in a clever way yes, some of my friends did not get some of the funny parts ; the way that things said in the beginning of the book ends up being absolutely hilarious later on while the book still keeps the serious foundation of the story that is being told.

One can't help but love this character and to 'root' for him! This is an easy read and yet brilliantly balanced, 'must read' book. I find myself struggling to find the words to describe the experience maybe because I just finished reading it now and should have waited a day or two before writing this review.

You have to then get the series of 'Odd' books and read it yourself to find out what I'm raving about here. View all 3 comments. Mar 03, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: horror.

This is the sequel to Odd Thomas, one of my favorites from Koontz. I wasn't expecting it to be as great as the first in the series but I was looking forward to it anyway.

Sadly, it lacked that emotional spark that made Odd Thomas so appealing a read. This time Odd's friend is kidnapped and he spends the book attempting a rescue and battling a crazed female psychopath who wants Odd to conjure her a ghost.

I found my mind drifting away far too often as I read. Too much action, too little emotion. O This is the sequel to Odd Thomas, one of my favorites from Koontz.

Oh well, I'll just have to back and reread Odd Thomas again. Mar 06, Laura Crosse rated it it was amazing.

So this was a huge improvement on the first book in my opinion. In this book I actually totally fell in love with Odd and I couldn't get enough of his weird little ways.

In the first instalment I thought it was difficult to warm to his character and I didn't really 'get' his weird humor and stuff but this has all changed.

I now adore this character, he's so sweet and funny and refreshingly decent it's just fantastic. The plot was so much better in this novel as well, I thought.

I was hooked after So this was a huge improvement on the first book in my opinion. I was hooked after the first couple of chapters whereas with the first in the series I found it took me ages to get into the story even a little bit.

I felt the surroundings in Forever Odd made all the difference. The first setting when Odd begins his trip are the underground drainage system beneath Pico Mundo which are huge and cavernous and seem to be miles and miles long.

They first instilled in us this sense of foreboding and anticipation that continued for nearly the whole book. They were a creepy place to be in and Odd, although he never faltered on his quest, felt as uncomfortable as the reader to be down there.

The second setting was the old Panamint Resort and Casino. It's basically an abandoned hotel that was partially destroyed by an earthquake and an ensueing fire that has never been restored or torn down.

It just immediately had this creepy feeling as soon as Odd began to describe it's history. Buildings like these always fascinate me and if I'm ever near an old abandoned house, barn, castle, anything, I am compelled to go in and explore even if there is do-not-enter signs hanging omniously from the gates.

I think this is why this setting intrigued me so much and it's definitely a huge part of why I enjoyed the story to the degree that I did.

The bad guy was a serious bad guy or gal as I should say. Datura was just plain evil and I wouldn't have liked to encounter her in any scenario.

She was crazy and it was actually refreshing, weirdly enough, to have a certifiably insane bad guy! Odd handled her well however and I was glad to see her get her comeuppance in the end.

All in all this was thoroughly enjoyable and I'm now really looking forward to reading the next in the series and won't leave as much as a gap between books this time.

This review is based on a recent re-read: Odd Thomas is at it again The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror.

Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. Around him will gather new allies and old, some This review is based on a recent re-read: Odd Thomas is at it again Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not.

For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. I've been a fan of Dean Koontz for awhile now, but there's something so special, so He's a great character - funny, emotional, honorable - and that he talks to dead people just adds to the appeal.

Forever Odd , the second book in the Odd Thomas series has a darker feel to it than the first book. It's more emotionally involved - and I loved it!

And I'd strongly encourage you to read these books in order, though it's not going to be difficult to follow if you don't.

Mar 02, Miranda Reads rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook. I adore Odd so so much - could he be any cuter? The protagonist runs around in the sewers and a deserted casino in search of a kidnapped childhood friend about whom we didn't hear a word in the first book.

He discovers that a succubi dominatrix has kidnapped his friend, but don't worry - a mountain lion jumps out from nowhere and kills her.

The End. View all 29 comments. Jan 29, Michelle rated it really liked it Recommended to Michelle by: Tasha. Especially loving the Elvis side story.

Looking forward to seeing what Odd and Elvis get up too next. Oct 01, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: horror , oh-the-shame , spiritual , losing-my-religion , southern-charm , supernatural , beach-book , depressing , fiction , pretty-cover-bad-book.

What time, you ask? First of all, Odd does not communicate with the dead, he sees the dead. Big difference. I mean sure, he can talk to them, but unless they whip out a pen and paper, he has no idea what they actually want.

Second of all, Datura is not an exceptionally cunning and fearsome enemy. You know what she is? Not schizophrenic, bipolar, manic depressive or mentally unstable.

This chick is simply nine cents short of a dime. And just let me add, worse character name ever. Well, second worst. Dreamweaver still ranks 1. Third, there is no battle.

There is a chase scene, a lucky shot, an improbable appearance from a mountain lion, another chase scene, and a starry-eyed fight sequence.

And each one of these scenes showed Koontz totally reaching. Finally, the whole sacrifices tipping the balance between despair and hope…utter shit.

Not only did this book contain one of the most non-existent plots in history, but it was also hollow and shameful.

Does he need the money that bad? And aside from all of that, he had no development, nor did any other character in this book.

Moving like puppets with their strings showing, this cast was empty and trite. Oh, but wait, it gets better. Because seriously, who uses such words like: somnambulant, semaphore, phosphorescent, disinclination, and threnody??

My rating? Dump him! Nov 16, Melodie rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction-paranormal , horror-thriller. After a hiatus, I returned to the world of Odd.

I enjoyed the first book meeting the eccentric, sensitive Odd Thomas and his friends and neighbors of this world and beyond.

So I dove into the second book of Odd ready for a walk on the wild side again. Odd pursues a childhood friend kidnapped by a special kind of villain.

It's a race against time and the first part of the book met my expectations. But then as the pursuit wore on and on, I found myself skimming. Skimming through Dean Koontz?

Disappointed somewhat in Odd 2. I'll take some time away again before I read 3. But return I will. Odd Thomas gets under your skin. May 30, Rachel the Book Harlot added it Shelves: horror-thriller-mystery , did-not-finish , urban-fantasy.

Hey, Forever Odd. How ya doin'? Look, I'm just gonna come out and say it, things just aren't working out. It's not you, it's me Okay, who are we kidding.

It's totally you. Your plot is weak, the story feels like it's not going anywhere, and I'm bored. The magic is gone. And with only one week left of summer vacation, I wanna play the field.

You know, weigh my options, read around, see if something catches my interest. I just can't be tied down. But I really do hope we can be fr Hey, Forever Odd.

But I really do hope we can be friends. Odd Thomas was the first book I read by Dean Koontz, and when I saw Forever Odd at a local Borders and got excited because I knew it had to be another Odd Thomas book, I wasn't surprised to find out tht he'd written since people had been clamoring for more.

Odd Thomas is a pretty cool guy. Still recovering from the disastrous events that led him to write his first manuscript, Odd wakes one night to find Dr.

Wilbur Jessup in his bedroom staring at him. He has a sinking feeling. He heads out the doo Odd Thomas was the first book I read by Dean Koontz, and when I saw Forever Odd at a local Borders and got excited because I knew it had to be another Odd Thomas book, I wasn't surprised to find out tht he'd written since people had been clamoring for more.

He heads out the door and sets off on foot towards the Doctor's house, hoping to find an accident rather than a death, but upon arrival, the Doctor shows him a glimpse of what he will find inside, and he knows his hope is lost.

What he doesn't know is what's become of Danny--the Doctor's son, and a good friend. After some exploration he decides Danny has been taken, and calls in the Police Chief--one of the few people in town to know of his abilities.

Once the scene is under control, the Chief and Odd set off together in hopes that Psychic Magnetism will draw Odd to Danny. It doesn't work.

Sitting in the dark, where the Chief left him off, Odd is paid a brief visit by Elvis, which is cut off when he realizes that his gift didn't fail him after all--up the road is coming a van driven by the man who attacked him as he was trying to leave the Jessup house.

He takes off on foot after it. And is led to another dead end. Eventually the magnetism kicks in full force, and Odd finds himself below the city, in a network of Flood tunnels, pondering their immensity and the breadth of their existence.

He is lead to an old abandoned and damaged Casino. Here he must spend the rest of the day trying to free Danny of his captors without further injury Danny suffers from Brittle Bone Disease , trying not to get himself killed, and trying not to be too haunted by the ghosts still hanging on after their tragic demise at the Casino.

There is definitely, or so it seemed to me, a lot more tension in this story than the other. Maybe in part because the other exists, and this seems too much on top of it.

But Odd finds his way through, bringing peace to some along the way, rescuing Danny, and making some decisions for himself that may well change his life.

May 13, Edward Lorn rated it it was ok. Oh my, but how the mighty have fallen. I really, really, really wanted to like this one.

I read Odd Thomas some time ago and I was floored by how much I enjoyed it. With that being said, other than the sarcastic humor that made me fall in love with Odd in Koontz in the first place, I found nothing enjoyable about this second in the series.

Without spoilers, let me explain why. Odd walks Then, he walks some more. There is, quite literally, one-hundred-twenty paperback pages of Odd simply Oh my, but how the mighty have fallen.

There is, quite literally, one-hundred-twenty paperback pages of Odd simply walking. Odd finds this, Odd finds that, going into great detail about pieces of garbage that litter the floor of Pico Mundo's sewer system.

I'm a slow reader, I like to digest every line an author has written because, after all, they took the time to write it and I feel that every word deserves my attention.

In other words, I don't skim or skip about. Because of this, I felt like I was mostly reading a text book on the workings of public waterways and casino architecture.

Then, when Koontz does bring the action to Odd, it's very anti-climactic. Odd drones on and on during the pivotal scenes, ad nauseam, about how this is like that and so on.

I've seen Koontz do tense, tight action sequences, but this book is completely, and I mean completely devoid of any of that.

When the lead baddie bites the dust, Koontz just skips over the action. Skips it. That persons gone. Nothing more to see here. I figure Koontz was trying to let the reader fill in the blanks, but instead he just left me feeling blank.

The one saving grace this book has are the final pages. As with Odd Thomas, the first book in the series, Odd reflects on the human condition at the end and pretty much nails it.

Even though the rest of the book stunk and dragged on forever hey! The writing is good, as well, but you come to expect that with an author of Koontz's caliber.

I read this because I plan on reading the entire series. My next review will be for Brother Odd. I can only hope it's better than the second book.

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Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bes Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" Rolling Stone and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

Facebook: Facebook. Other books in the series. Odd Thomas 7 books. The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror.

Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not.

For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.

And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Home Horror Forever Odd. Storyline: Forever Odd Odd Thomas 2 Every so often a character so captures the hearts and imaginations of readers that he seems to take on a life of his own long after the final page is turned.

At one point, odd mentions he will say how rapheal, the golden Bachelorette 2019 Ganze Folgen that followed him, got his name. Odd handled her well however and I was glad to see her get her comeuppance in the end. Shelve Odd Apocalypse. Witches Of East End Staffel 3 Deutsch think this is why this setting intrigued me so much and it's definitely a huge part of why I enjoyed the story to the degree that I did. Because seriously, who uses such words like: somnambulant, semaphore, phosphorescent, disinclination, and threnody?? Jessup standing over his bed. Several new articles appeared online today regarding the status of the Odd Thomas film. This is why I should never rate Die Olsenbande Sieht Rot memory. Ruth Macleod This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [At the end of the first book. Mar 03, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: horror. You never get that eerie feeling or wonder who committed the crime because there are basically no suspects Michael Breitkopf odd gets the phone call The villains are poorly thought out and ridiculous: Detura, an evil genius phone sex operator. She says that our honesty, integrity, courage, and determined resistance to evil are evaluated at the end of our days here, and that if we come up to muster, we will be conscripted into an army of 36 Fragen Zum Verlieben engaged Kingsman 1 some great mission in the next world. But then Maria Magdalena Hamburg the pursuit wore on and on, I found myself skimming. Thank you, and good-bye. Die Versandkostenpauschalen basieren Jared S. Gilmore Durchschnittswerten für bis zu 1 kg schwere Bücher. Eine Wagenladung voll Sprengstoff kann Odd noch aus der Tiefgarage befördern, ehe sie explodiert. Sofort beginnt er mit Recherchen. Sie wollen nichts mehr verpassen? Pages may include some notes and highlighting. Odd Thomas 7. View Larger Image. Mit Absenden des Formulars erkläre ich mich damit einverstanden, dass die Penguin Random House Verlagsgruppe GmbH meine Leserstimme auf ihrer Webseite veröffentlicht sowie in gekürzter oder in sonstiger Weise bearbeiteten Form zu Werbezwecke unentgeltlich nutzt und zwar Wet T-Shirt sämtlichen Medien insbesondere Liebling, Ich Werde Jünger und Digital sowie auf Social Media Plattformen des Verlages.

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I sure hope she's wrong, because one of the implications of her cosmology is that the many terrors we know here are an inoculation against worse in the world to come.

Stormy says that whatever's expected of us in the next life will be worth enduring, partly for the sheer adventure of it but primarily because the reward for service comes in our third life.

Stormy, however, is into delayed gratification. If on Monday she thirsts for a root-beer float, she'll wait until Tuesday or Wednesday to treat herself to one.

She insists that the wait makes the float taste better. My point of view is this: If you like root-beer floats so much, have one on Monday, another on Tuesday, and a third on Wednesday.

According to Stormy, if I live by this philosophy too long, I'm going to be one of those eight-hundred-pound men who, when they fall ill, must be extracted from their homes by construction crews and cranes.

I'm reasonably sure that in Disney's Pinocchio, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket never sits on the brow of the whale. In fact I'm not convinced that he himself encounters the whale.

Jiminy Cricket never sits on the brow of the whale. If I were to make this observation to Stormy, however, she would favor me with one of those wry looks that means Are you hopelessly stupid or just being p.

Are you hopelessly stupid or just being p. This is a look to be avoided if not dreaded. As I waited there on the edge of the boy's bed, even thinking about Stormy couldn't lift my spirits.

Indeed, if the grinning images of s I kept thinking about Harlo losing his mother at six, about how his life might have been a memorial to her, about how instead he had shamed her memory.

And I thought about Penny, of course: her life brought to such an early end, the terrible loss to her family, the enduring pain that had changed their lives forever.

Her hand felt as real as that of a living child, as firm, as warm. I didn't understand how she could be this real to me and yet walk through walls, this real to me and yet invisible to others.

I wept a little. Sometimes I do. I'm not embarra. At times like this, tears exorcise emotions that would otherwise haunt me and, by their haunting, embitter me.

Even as my vision blurred at the first shimmer of tears not yet spent, Penny clasped my hand in both of hers. She smiled, and winked as if to say, It's all right, Odd Thomas.

Get it out, be rid of it. It's all right, Odd Thomas. The dead are sensitive to the living. They have walked this path ahead of us and know our fears, our failings, our desperate hopes, and how much we cherish what cannot last.

They pity us, I think, and no doubt they should. When my tears dried, Penny rose to her feet, smiled again, and with one hand smoothed the hair back from my brow.

Good-bye, Good-bye, this gesture seemed to say. Thank you, and good-bye. She walked across the room, through the wall, into the August morning one story above the front yard - or into another realm even brighter than a Pico Mundo summer.

Our chief of police is a big man, but he isn't threatening in appearance. With ba. I've seen him move fast and decisively, but in action and in repose he seems to carry a great weight on his beefy, rounded shoulders.

Over the years, as the low hills encircling our town have been sculpted into neighborhoods of tract houses, swelling our population, and as the meanness of an ever crueler world has crept into the last havens of civility, like Pico Mundo, perhaps Chief Porter has seen too much of human treachery.

Perhaps the weight he carries is a load of memories that he would prefer to shed, but can't. The chief sighed. He settled upon the only chair in the room: a child-size, purple upholstered number on which Barney the dinosaur's torso and head served as the back support.

He appeared to be sitting in Barney's lap. The chief said, "I think he's going to give us a confession in the presence of his attorney.

There may be no trial. But if there is, we'll say that he opened his wallet to pay some bet he'd made with you, maybe on a baseball game, and the Polaroids of Penny fell out.

Horton Barks was the publisher of the Maravilla County Times. Maravilla County Times. Twenty years ago in the Oregon woods, while hiking, he'd had dinner with Big Foot - if you can call some trail mix and canned sausages Twenty years ago in the Oregon woods, while hiking, he'd had dinner with Big Foot - if you can call some trail mix and canned sausages dinner.

In truth, I don't know for a fact that Horton had dinner with Big Foot, but that's what he claims. Luckily I now have goodreads to serve as my memory bank and I'll get to remember that I actually do like this book the next time around.

Nov 04, Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror. Second in the Odd Thomas lightweight horror series revolving around a man who sees ghosts.

Based in a tiny desert town in CaliforniaPico Mundo. My Take I think Koontz uses this series to relax. He uses Odd's character to write the stories in this series and he uses the opportunity to relay his own philosophies about life.

It certainly does allow Koontz to wander down some pretty odd paths and relate unrelated trivia! I did like the word association game Odd plays with Danny!

Whew… Seems a bit m Second in the Odd Thomas lightweight horror series revolving around a man who sees ghosts. Whew… Seems a bit much though to allow such a decision to hang on its conclusions.

Sad and yet hopeful. Odd comes to feel why Elvis likes to hang out with him. And Koontz provides a valid reason for his staying on this side of the veil.

You'd like Danny. He's got a great sense of humor and amazing insight. I particularly liked his comment about John Merrick, the Elephant Man about whom the film was created.

One thing about Odd is how peaceful he is to be around. Even when he's disarming a terrified friend or confronting armed thugs.

Datura's spouting gives Koontz even more opportunities for little one-offs! Sick, he is just sick! I wonder if they're threads of story ideas…?

The Story It's Dr. Jessup's sudden appearance that worries Odd about his friend Danny and sends him rushing off to the Jessup house. Odd's just lucky that Chief Porter trusts him and his judgment as Odd speeds off to track his friend down, leaving the chief with the mess.

It's a terrifying chase with the kidnapper taunting Odd. And it just gets worse when he catches up to her. What she wants is The Characters Odd Thomas is a metaphysical orphan.

Yes, his parents still live, but even you would prefer to be an orphan to acknowledging them. Instead he fills his life with the friends who are his family.

Oswald "Little Ozzie" Boone is his hugely fat friend and mentor who wallows in good food as he writes several series of books about detectives.

His latest? It definitely draws on his experiences with Odd and Terrible Chester. Terri Stambaugh lives in her own world since her husband died of cancer some years back.

She runs her cafe, the Pico Mundo Grille, and obsesses over everything Elvis. She also knows about Odd's abilities and employs him as a short-order cook.

Bill Burton runs the Blue Moon Cafe. Chief Wyatt Porter keeps Odd's secrets and together they solve crimes.

He and his wife, Karla , both love Odd as a son. Wilbur Jessup is a radiologist whose wife Carol recently died.

Now there is only him and the son he adopted, Danny. One of Odd's friends from childhood, Danny suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a.

He's a brilliant young man with a biting, dry wit. Simon Makepeace is Carol's first husband. Jailed for sixteen years for manslaughter and a nutcase furious in his own mind with his wife for betraying him.

Father Llewellyn was Stormy's uncle. Odd consults him about the next step he anticipates in his life. Datura is a psychopathic nutcase with money to burn.

She's obsessed with being able to see ghosts and not to simply experience them. Cheval Robert and Cheval Andre are two of her goons who help her with whatever she wants.

The Cover The cover perfectly portrays Odd's world. A soft blue on one side and black on the other. It's Odd's hand reaching out from between the two sides, the two worlds that he inhabits.

An oddly peaceful representation. I don't know where the title comes from. Aug 16, Deborah Joyner rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fantasy fans.

Shelves: fantasy. If you haven't read Odd Thomas, I certainly suggest that you do - this follow-up volume finds Odd in another strange situation.

Because Odd can see dead people, he knows something bad is going on when the ghost of his friend Danny's step-dad shows up at the foot of his bed.

Danny has been kidnapped - and a strange woman keeps calling Odd with cryptic comments. Following the kidnappers to an abandoned casino, Odd faces down a strange set of killers.

It's better than I can describe - Koontz's pros If you haven't read Odd Thomas, I certainly suggest that you do - this follow-up volume finds Odd in another strange situation.

It's better than I can describe - Koontz's prose is fun and chilling - quite the best mix of horror and fantasy. Oct 07, Mauoijenn rated it really liked it Shelves: creepy-fun-times , rc , paranormal-out-of-this-world , ghosts-spirit-ghouls , freaks-4all-ages , justthought , fantasy-sci-fi.

Love love love these Odd Thomas books On to the next one!! You have to admire Odd for his tenacity, perseverance and loyalty to his friends. Sep 21, Jonathan rated it it was ok.

I'll just save you sometime and point out the big flaws I found in this book. I'll preface this by saying I love the first book and brother odd, the third, in my opinion is even better then the first.

I'm not trying to say don't get into the series because of one blunder, but do my part in adding my opinion. It is an awesome series that has a blemish because unfortunately Koontz rushes into Forever Odd.

Problems Odds best friend appears out of nowhere: odd specifically states everyone who knows ab I'll just save you sometime and point out the big flaws I found in this book.

Problems Odds best friend appears out of nowhere: odd specifically states everyone who knows about his gift in the first book. Then out of no where we get a best lifelong friend who has been like a bother to Odd for almost his whole life.

Danny knows about his gift yet has never been mentioned before this book. There was nothing really supernatural added to book: This was more of a survival tale then anything.

While there were ghosts who play a role in Odds story such as jessup and the casino ghosts, it's all things we've seen before.

Only dr jessup really contributes to solving the kidnapping of Danny. Otherwise most of the book is Odd waiting for a good time to escape the hotel.

Odd basically spends the first book walking around hoping to be pulled toward Danny. The second half he is waiting for a good moment to leave.

You never get that eerie feeling or wonder who committed the crime because there are basically no suspects until odd gets the phone call The villains are poorly thought out and ridiculous: Detura, an evil genius phone sex operator.

Her Minions are zombiefied bouncers with guns. Snake man, who really has no significance. Characters are killed in ridiculous ways: the main villain datura is killed by a mountain lion.

A mountain lion saves the day. Odd shotguns another minion when he magically goes Into a blind trance. Their demise is comical at best Overall I think Koontz just put out what ever he could As fast as he could.

If y review seems jumbled and poorly written, it is. I really didn't feel the need to write out a well versed, grammatically correct and witty review for this book.

I think my review reflects the overall feeling one will get from reading forever odd. I do not mean to, as I said, turn you away from the series.

I have read odd Thomas and forever odd both in the past 48 hours. I'm already half way into brother odd and so far it is my favorite book of the series by far.

Keep reading and you will look past this blemish for the sake of the other books! View all 4 comments.

Odd Thomas has never had things easy. Still reeling from the loss of the love of his life, Stormy, he will soon find himself thrust into something truly sinister.

When one of Odd's best friends from his childhood goes missing there is universal concern. Danny suffers from a condition that makes his bones brittle and with the thought that his psychopath biological father has abducted him, it is vital that he is found soon.

When Odd, with his unique powers for finding individuals, sets out he will Odd Thomas has never had things easy. When Odd, with his unique powers for finding individuals, sets out he will find himself up against a twisted evil far greater than he could have imagined.

This is a being that wants to call upon the dead and sees Odd as a means to an end. With Danny as her bait, Datura with her henchmen lay in wait.

Odd will need to rely on everything he has learned over the years encountering all manner of evil. With his friend's life literally on the line, he will have to be extra careful and smart to get himself and Danny out of this mess.

For me, Forever Odd was an odd beast. I for one can't remember the first book having so much humour. This combined with the horror and supernatural elements made for a bizarre storyline that walks the line between b-movie camp and comedy.

On top of that, we did not get any development with Odd as to why he is the way he is with seeing the dead. Sure it was great to have dead Elvis back again, but why can Odd see him?

Lastly the evil just did not seem as scary as the menacing Bodachs. I am hoping that a change of scenery for Odd will help develop him as a character and provide a proper move on, instead of what here seems a stop gap chapter.

Jul 28, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: re-read , horror. Cannot aim themselves or cause precise effects. Flung debris to brain you, the effect is no less devastating than a well-swung club to the head.

Odd must capture the real evil power It contained less doom n' gloom foreshadowing but kept up the creepy plot and wild characters.

Still somewhat disturbing but interesting enough that I might listen to the third one. I like how philosophical Odd gets and the way he treats the ghosts.

Sep 15, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: librarybooks. When Odd Thomas's friend is kidnapped by a crazy psycho woman, Odd must find and rescue him before he is killed.

Will he succeed in his mission? Read on and find out for yourself. This book is pretty good and sets the tone for the rest of this series.

Definitely check this book out with the rest of the series at your local library and wherever books are sold. Mar 06, Amber J rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-stars-of , reading-challenge.

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. So for this book, I had started out listening to the audiobook but finished the last fourth of the book on my kindle cause my time for the audiobook ran out and I needed to return it to the library.

The narrator was good though. I like him and he fits well with how I perceive Odd in my head. I may listen to I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way.

I may listen to instead of reading more in the series and I hope he continues to do them. So this one didn't have the same scare that the first did.

It lacked the Bodachs. Which were super a huge deal in the scare factor from the first book. It was also more casual, less rush, then the first.

It was still really funny though and there were some scary moments. The chick in the book is super crazy too.

I think it's interesting how the book swerves off out of story to tell little facts. The way it's done adds to Odd's character in my opinion.

The book ended with a great setup for the next book. I am still amazed by the amount of times I find myself laughing out loud when reading the "Odd" books.

Brilliantly done and 5 starts for the interesting storyline. I stayed up almost all night reading this book and could not put it down.

The most brilliant thing about the book is that Dean writes in a clever way yes, some of my friends did not get some of the funny parts ; the way that things said in the beginning of the book ends up being absolutely hilarious later on while the book still keep I am still amazed by the amount of times I find myself laughing out loud when reading the "Odd" books.

The most brilliant thing about the book is that Dean writes in a clever way yes, some of my friends did not get some of the funny parts ; the way that things said in the beginning of the book ends up being absolutely hilarious later on while the book still keeps the serious foundation of the story that is being told.

One can't help but love this character and to 'root' for him! This is an easy read and yet brilliantly balanced, 'must read' book.

I find myself struggling to find the words to describe the experience maybe because I just finished reading it now and should have waited a day or two before writing this review.

You have to then get the series of 'Odd' books and read it yourself to find out what I'm raving about here. View all 3 comments. Mar 03, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: horror.

This is the sequel to Odd Thomas, one of my favorites from Koontz. I wasn't expecting it to be as great as the first in the series but I was looking forward to it anyway.

Sadly, it lacked that emotional spark that made Odd Thomas so appealing a read. This time Odd's friend is kidnapped and he spends the book attempting a rescue and battling a crazed female psychopath who wants Odd to conjure her a ghost.

I found my mind drifting away far too often as I read. Just watched odd Thomas I really enjoyed it the twist was unexpected I really hope these i hope the dispute gets sorted so they can make a sequel.

I love the Odd Thomas movie I check daily on the Webb for news that there will be a sequel or a prequel just more please.

Also Dean Koontz rocks.. We have seen it done on so many other films where they change the main actor. These books were some of my all time favorites.

I wish they would come up with a game plan to make the remaining books into movies even if the actors are not the same. Just watched the movie and it was a really great movie!!!

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