Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz
An Odd Thomas Novel

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10 Critic Reviews

Entertaining. Koontz's fans will gobble this one up.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today
 
Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants—and their guests: Odd Thomas, the young fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, and Annamaria, his inscrutably charming traveling companion. Fresh from a harrowing clash with lethal adversaries, they welcome their host’s hospitality. But Odd’s extraordinary eye for the uncanny detects disturbing secrets that could make Roseland more hell than haven.
 
Soon enough the house serves up a taste of its terrors, as Odd begins to unravel the darkest mystery of his curious career. What consequences await those who confront evil at its most profound? Odd only knows.
 
“Odd Thomas is the greatest character Dean Koontz has ever created. He’s funny, humble, immensely likable, courageous, and just a joy to read about.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“[Odd Thomas is] one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction.”—The Virginian-Pilot
 
“Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post
 

About Dean Koontz

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Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.
 
Published July 31, 2012 by Bantam. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Odd Apocalypse
All: 10 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
on Sep 14 2012

Entertaining. Koontz's fans will gobble this one up.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 18 2012

This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series’ funniest.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Tom Knoblauch on Aug 11 2012

I applaud Mr. Koontz for crafting this brilliant series that has stayed strong five books in.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Josef Hernandez on Aug 06 2012

Overall, this was a very enjoyable novel and it even had a satisfactory ending...You will not be disappointed.

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Book Reporter

Above average
Reviewed by Sarah Egelman on Aug 02 2012

Taking place in a mere day or so, ODD APOCALYPSE feels like a placeholder or bridge...

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill Smith on Feb 07 2013

...truly hair-raising events help ground this astonishing series...Spooktacular!

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Patheos

Below average
Reviewed by Julie Davis on Aug 21 2012

I will read the next one simply to see if this ongoing murk ever clears up, but at this point feel it will be more from a sense of duty than anything else.

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Patheos

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeff Miller on Aug 08 2012

All the things I love about the series were displayed in this book...

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Good
Reviewed by Wayne Rogers on Oct 16 2012

The author definitely knows how to weave an exciting tale with many twists and turns.

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Above average
Reviewed by Max Kutner on Sep 27 2012

The plot takes a lot of familiar turns — which Odd calls attention to by comparing the events around him to similar ones from other books and movies.

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