Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.

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 May 20, 2008 by Bantam. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Wolflaw has invited Odd to take refuge, but only because the odd one is accompanied by a soul as prescient as he, Annamaria, a young, pregnant woman Odd met, who tells him soon the hours will “test your will and break your heart.” That, Odd knows, for he’s met a spirit on the estate reluctant to ...

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Publishers Weekly

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David Aaron Baker gives a guileless, everyman sheen to Koontz's unusual protagonist-a fry cook named Odd capable of contacting the dead, both famed (Frank Sinatra) and otherwise.

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BC Books

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Whereas I found the previous book in the series (Odd Hours) a little unsatisfying by the ending, Odd Apocalypse proves to be Koontz's most creative book in years.

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New York Journal of Books

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Odd Thomas sees ghosts, and although they can hear him, they cannot communicate with him other than through gestures.

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The American Book Center Blog

It is not a problem if you have not read the first three books, there are some hints in this story for what happened to Odd in the other books, but that is not important, the book could stand alone if necessary.

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California Literary Review

On the ogreish face of things, Odd Hours is a thriller, the fourth in Koontz’s tales of Odd Thomas.

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