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Dean Koontz ✓ 1 READ DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO ✓ Dean Koontz READ Í Odd Thomas The 400 million copy worldwide bestseller Dean Koontz is at his very best in this critically acclaimed page turner – soon to be a major motion picture Find out why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller’s most loved creationOdd by name a hero by natureHe’s Odd Odd Thomas to be precise Genius fry cook at the Pico Mundo grill; boyfriend to the gorgeous Stormy Llewellyn –. I haven t read Dean Koontz in years and I wanted to see if I d made a hasty judgment about him being not so good He wrote a book called Lightning that I liked but others I read were as they say Meh I picked up this book and the next in the series Forever Odd and thought sure why notLet me answer that uestion for youDean Koontz 20 year old I see dead people fry cook character reads like a 20 year old written by a 50 something year old that assumes he can write a believable 20 year old character Obviously it can be done well by many but it doesn t work here 20 yr olds don t talk like this they don t think like this and the last time I met a 20 yr old male that was vice free and often thought to himself that he d have fit better in the 1950s and is a virgin AND wasn t Mormon waswell I m still waiting Sure one of those factors is easy enough to find but the combination is rare enough to give one pauseDo you like books that end at least 15 chapters with a something bad was on it s way or I could feel the danger drawing near or Oh my God things are about to get terrifying sort of sentence Well this book is up your alley because about 70% of it feels like that ghost story you heard at camp that took hours and ended up being a kitten trapped in the closet and you wanted to poke the kid who told it but he was the Scout Master s son so you just walked off and cursed under your breath That s not a spoiler It s not a kitten that ultimately shows up to let loose the horrors but that would have been better than what does comeDo you like books that feature a morbidly obese best friendmentor character and every scene with that character reads like You are my friend but your weight worries me and I care about you so stop being fat please And the friend says I am glad a fat guy like me can have a friend like you being as fat as I am and hey watch out for my cat he s fat as well If so then this book is for you Every scene and it s not just fat characters reads like judgment which gets annoying fastDo you like books that inexplicably feature the ghost of Elvis and the only music that people listen to are songs by you guessed it Elvis And you get to learn lots of trivia about the King because one of the main characters is obsessed with him Yep 20 yr olds listen to Elvis all day don t theyAnd though this has nothing to do with Koontz writing it bugs me nonetheless I don t like the fact that I have to pretend when looking at Koontz author photo where he sports a thick brown mop of hair that when I read him in the 80s he looked like Dr Phil Maybe not that bald but balder than now that s for sure I don t like that I m supposed to just pretend that this new thick hair is real The fiction has to stop somewhere doesn t it I think so That just bugs me a littleI d write but why really I may be a bit harsh than usual but I just read 2 of these back to back and am not going to follow Odd to go live in a monastery for the 3rd book or wherever else he goes in the 4th that s out now I m a firm believer in the idea that you have to read the bad with the good in order to appreciate the talent of the writers you love Koontz isn t a horrible writer it s just not good and it s really just not for me Clearly he s doing ok and sells books like crazy so I don t think he ll be worried that I m not riding in his bandwagon And honestly power to him This may be somebody s favorite book and that s great that s the beauty of books we don t all have to like the same thing That said we re probably much likely to get along well if this isn t in your top 100That s all Two books One starA Der perfekte Mord d made a hasty judgment about him being not so good He wrote a book called Lightning that I liked but others I read were as they say Meh I picked up this book and the next in the series Forever Odd and thought sure why notLet me answer that uestion for youDean Koontz 20 year old I see The Everton Miscellany dead people fry cook character reads like a 20 year old written by a 50 something year old that assumes he can write a believable 20 year old character Obviously it can be Riddle Of The Wayward Books Wishbone Mysteries #3 done well by many but it Pet to the Tentacle Monsters doesn t work here 20 yr olds फिरफिरे don t talk like this they Another Gospel Cults Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement don t think like this and the last time I met a 20 yr old male that was vice free and often thought to himself that he The Big V d have fit better in the 1950s and is a virgin AND wasn t Mormon waswell I m still waiting Sure one of those factors is easy enough to find but the combination is rare enough to give one pauseDo you like books that end at least 15 chapters with a something bad was on it s way or I could feel the Domesticating Kelsen danger Bravo Two Zero drawing near or Oh my God things are about to get terrifying sort of sentence Well this book is up your alley because about 70% of it feels like that ghost story you heard at camp that took hours and ended up being a kitten trapped in the closet and you wanted to poke the kid who told it but he was the Scout Master s son so you just walked off and cursed under your breath That s not a spoiler It s not a kitten that ultimately shows up to let loose the horrors but that would have been better than what A Fems Playground does comeDo you like books that feature a morbidly obese best friendmentor character and every scene with that character reads like You are my friend but your weight worries me and I care about you so stop being fat please And the friend says I am glad a fat guy like me can have a friend like you being as fat as I am and hey watch out for my cat he s fat as well If so then this book is for you Every scene and it s not just fat characters reads like judgment which gets annoying fastDo you like books that inexplicably feature the ghost of Elvis and the only music that people listen to are songs by you guessed it Elvis And you get to learn lots of trivia about the King because one of the main characters is obsessed with him Yep 20 yr olds listen to Elvis all Amazon, main basse sur le futur day Les Hirondelles de Kaboul don t theyAnd though this has nothing to For the Love of Cockroaches: Husbandry, Biology, and History of Pet and Feeder Blattodea do with Koontz writing it bugs me nonetheless I Pnin don t like the fact that I have to pretend when looking at Koontz author photo where he sports a thick brown mop of hair that when I read him in the 80s he looked like Dr Phil Maybe not that bald but balder than now that s for sure I 142 Ostriches don t like that I m supposed to just pretend that this new thick hair is real The fiction has to stop somewhere The Tentacle Monster Everyone Wanted doesn t it I think so That just bugs me a littleI Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Vol 1 d write but why really I may be a bit harsh than usual but I just read 2 of these back to back 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Dean Koontz ✓ 1 READ DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO ✓ Dean Koontz READ Í Odd Thomas And possibly the only person with a chance of stopping one of the worst crimes in the bloody history of murderSomething evil has come to the desert town that Odd and Stormy call home It comes in the form of a mysterious man with a macabre appetite a filing cabinet full of information on the world’s worst killers and strange hyena like shadows following him wherever he goe. This was one weird story that ramped up to great 4 star finish I was skeptical through the first 34 of the book or so I even had a hard time staying interested but the end was great I look forward to in the series Вторжение В Украину Хроника Российской Агрессии desert town that Odd and Stormy call home It comes in the form of a mysterious man with a macabre appetite a filing cabinet full of information on the world’s worst killers and strange hyena like shadows following him wherever he goe. This was one weird story that ramped up to great 4 star finish I was skeptical through the first 34 of the book or so I even had a hard time staying interested but the end was great I look forward to in the series

SUMMARY Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz ✓ 1 READ DOWNLOAD ✓ SALAMUSEO.CO ✓ Dean Koontz READ Í Odd Thomas S Odd is worried He knows things sees things – about the living the dead and the soon to be dead Things that he has to act on Now he’s terrified for Stormy himself and Pico Mundo Because he knows that on Wednesday August 15 a savage blood soaked whirlwind of violence and murder will devastate the townToday is August 14 And Odd is far from sure he can stop the coming stor. As a kid the first thing I did when I was coming back from school was stop by at the library I used to check out various mystery novels like those with The Three Investigators a saga that has remained a favorite and to this day I m fond of it and one day the librarian God bless her decided that I was mature enough meaning I started growing whiskers and recommended Stephen KingNeedless to say I started to read one King book after the other in uick succesion sometimes even two at the same time I was addicted much like a heroin addict that needs his fix I checked out a new King book every day And then came the unavoidable sad day when there were no new books by King on the library shelf Since my memories were still too vivid for a re read I decided to look for a new author who has released many interesting titles tha would interest a lad like me I asked the everhelpful librarian and she pointed me to a shelf directly below the one of the KingIt was labeled Dean R KoontzI checked out my first book by the smiling bald guy with a moustache can t remember what it was took it home and read uickly I felt that it was missing something but still I was entertained enough to come back and check out another And then another I ve read over a dozen or so of his titles when new books by King came into library I checked them out but from that time on I switched between the two authors just for the fun of it Koontz was my bubble gum tasty but the taste evaporated uickly and you had to take another if you wanted to enjoy it againI think I ll spare you the rest of my life story and get on with reviewing the book I bought Odd Thomas the year it came out or was it a year later Can t remember Every reviewer was raving about it which I found surprising Koontz was always a low key author and never received much publicity despite being one of the highest earning American writers He was the sort of guy who was always there but didn t stick his head out always had a personal shelf at the library always released a book each year that you could read forget and then remember about him when he released a new one So when Odd Thomas caught attention by many reviewers on various web sites I decided to check it out myself I bough an used copy through the web received it sat in my favorite armchair and began to readOdd Thomas proudly bearing the title of a novel is written from the perspective of a 20 year old Odd a guy who can see dead peopleand does something about it The first person narrative has been done by Koontz before most notably in Fear Nothing and Seize The Night the reader can t help but notice the similarities in style and formSince Odd Thomas is a character driven novel maybe we should begin by saying something about them Characterization was always Koontz s Achilles heel and unfortunately it shows in this book Odd is the type of a literary 20 year old written by a 60 something year old who thinks he can write a cutesympathetic and witty 20 year old and at the same time slip in some of his disdain for the modern times Odd doesn t come out as cute and eccentric though rather boring and preachy A self procclaimed carryover from the 50 s Odd lives in the new millenium and stays alive only by listening to Elvis who also has a supporting role as a ghost and is heavy on keeping his virginity Did he forgot that the 50 s brough the baby boomers Was he ever in school 20 year olds don t talk like this don t think like this and most importantly don t sound like Dean KoontzSpeaking of whom everyone in this novel sounds like Dean Koontz or if he doesn t then he s the bad guy Koontz simplifies the matter to the utmost everyone either falls in love with Odd or is concerned by fulfilling his own hedonistic pursuits Odd s literary obese friend Little Ozzie is essentially Koontz with opened Wikipedia and shooting random facts and uotations Not to mention that he STILL cannot make people talk like real peopleonly his impressions of them When will he learnI ve heard comparisons between Odd Thomas and MNight Shyamalan s famous movie The Sixth Sense They are without substance The Sixth Sense is one of the most moving and memorable motion pictures I have ever seen In Odd Thomas seeing dead people serves as Koontz s remedy of getting out from various plot holes as does having a blind friend who can read a braille card Odd has just found etcThe writing style is largely intrusive overtly verbose and tedious Instead of using simple descriptions that worked so well in the past Koontz seems content with opening his thesauruses and conjuring up metaphors that completely break the flow of the story Not that there s much of the story going on it s constantly interrupted by Koontz s inclusion of various facts about the average number of people being born with six fingers the biographies of Elvis and Sinatra and even the explanation of various commands shouted at the grille where Odd works they really weren t that hard to figure out That s Dean s biggest problems he not only shows but also tells tells and tells to be sure you got his pointThe biggest flaw of the book is the narration method At the beginning Koontz states EXPLICITLY that Odd will be an unreliable narrator and even says what exactly he will do to make his narration unreliable He also spoils the classic Christie novel and reveals the murdered in case you didn t get his point This is stupid beyond redemption The sole point of employing an unreliable narrator in fiction is not letting the audience know that there is one Well Koontz seems to not notice this after over four decades of writing 15 hours a day and the big surprise at the end comes as a yawnThe identity of the evildoers is very disappointing and the ending confrontation is solved way too fast and way too easyOverall the experience is disappointing There is an interesing story hidden in Odd Thomas the one you used to watch as a kid in shows like Goosebumps but Odd Thomas is marketed at an adult audience and fails as adult fiction because of Koontz s ineptitude at drawing realistic likeable characters and writing dialogue he s truly horrible at it his tedious writing style and his mistrust of the audience he truly does spell out every single thing in detail As a children book it fails too because of Koontz s inclusion of gruesome details of various crimes which were supposed to be shocking and mature but turn out to be boring instead If he only cut up the metaphors created stronger characters who behave and talk like normal people Odd Thomas might have been an enjoyable bus book It just needs too much suspension of disbelief to be read It s still better than all the seuels though which make me think When will Koontz stop cashing in on this fluke and start writing like he did in the 80 s I don t like the work of this new guy with a clean shaven sagging face and a mop of fake hair Dark Possession The Miners Reluctant Wife #1 dead and the soon to be Scorched dead Things that he has to act on Now he’s terrified for Stormy himself and Pico Mundo Because he knows that on Wednesday August 15 a savage blood soaked whirlwind of violence and murder will The Lady Hellion devastate the townToday is August 14 And Odd is far from sure he can stop the coming stor. As a kid the first thing I Sorry is the Magic Word did when I was coming back from school was stop by at the library I used to check out various mystery novels like those with The Three Investigators a saga that has remained a favorite and to this Black Eagle Force day I m fond of it and one Thoreau on Wolf Hill Henry David Thoreau Mystery #2 day the librarian God bless her The Immortal Who Loved Me Argeneau #21 decided that I was mature enough meaning I started growing whiskers and recommended Stephen KingNeedless to say I started to read one King book after the other in uick succesion sometimes even two at the same time I was addicted much like a heroin addict that needs his fix I checked out a new King book every Migration and the Refugee Dissensus in Europe day And then came the unavoidable sad Tito's Flawed Legacy Yugoslavia and the West Since 1939 day when there were no new books by King on the library shelf Since my memories were still too vivid for a re read I America's Prophet Moses and the American Story decided to look for a new author who has released many interesting titles tha would interest a lad like me I asked the everhelpful librarian and she pointed me to a shelf All on a Summer's Day directly below the one of the KingIt was labeled Dean R KoontzI checked out my first book by the smiling bald guy with a moustache can t remember what it was took it home and read uickly I felt that it was missing something but still I was entertained enough to come back and check out another And then another I ve read over a Sweet Revenge dozen or so of his titles when new books by King came into library I checked them out but from that time on I switched between the two authors just for the fun of it Koontz was my bubble gum tasty but the taste evaporated uickly and you had to take another if you wanted to enjoy it againI think I ll spare you the rest of my life story and get on with reviewing the book I bought Odd Thomas the year it came out or was it a year later Can t remember Every reviewer was raving about it which I found surprising Koontz was always a low key author and never received much publicity Sweet Justice despite being one of the highest earning American writers He was the sort of guy who was always there but Last Chance didn t stick his head out always had a personal shelf at the library always released a book each year that you could read forget and then remember about him when he released a new one So when Odd Thomas caught attention by many reviewers on various web sites I This Magic Moment decided to check it out myself I bough an used copy through the web received it sat in my favorite armchair and began to readOdd Thomas proudly bearing the title of a novel is written from the perspective of a 20 year old Odd a guy who can see Mountain Magic dead peopleand The Conuered Brides does something about it The first person narrative has been This Magic Moment done by Koontz before most notably in Fear Nothing and Seize The Night the reader can t help but notice the similarities in style and formSince Odd Thomas is a character The Classics Reclassified In Which Certain Famous Books Are Not So Much Digested As Ingested driven novel maybe we should begin by saying something about them Characterization was always Koontz s Achilles heel and unfortunately it shows in this book Odd is the type of a literary 20 year old written by a 60 something year old who thinks he can write a cutesympathetic and witty 20 year old and at the same time slip in some of his Excellence Wins disdain for the modern times Odd The Fountain Tarot: Illustrated Deck and Guidebook doesn t come out as cute and eccentric though rather boring and preachy A self procclaimed carryover from the 50 s Odd lives in the new millenium and stays alive only by listening to Elvis who also has a supporting role as a ghost and is heavy on keeping his virginity Did he forgot that the 50 s brough the baby boomers Was he ever in school 20 year olds How to Lead in a World of Distraction don t talk like this Belle Glen don t think like this and most importantly Dreaming From the Journal Page don t sound like Dean KoontzSpeaking of whom everyone in this novel sounds like Dean Koontz or if he History on Two Needles doesn t then he s the bad guy Koontz simplifies the matter to the utmost everyone either falls in love with Odd or is concerned by fulfilling his own hedonistic pursuits Odd s literary obese friend Little Ozzie is essentially Koontz with opened Wikipedia and shooting random facts and uotations Not to mention that he STILL cannot make people talk like real peopleonly his impressions of them When will he learnI ve heard comparisons between Odd Thomas and MNight Shyamalan s famous movie The Sixth Sense They are without substance The Sixth Sense is one of the most moving and memorable motion pictures I have ever seen In Odd Thomas seeing Warman's Bottles Field Guide dead people serves as Koontz s remedy of getting out from various plot holes as Deadly Outbreaks does having a blind friend who can read a braille card Odd has just found etcThe writing style is largely intrusive overtly verbose and tedious Instead of using simple The Flesh and the Devil descriptions that worked so well in the past Koontz seems content with opening his thesauruses and conjuring up metaphors that completely break the flow of the story Not that there s much of the story going on it s constantly interrupted by Koontz s inclusion of various facts about the average number of people being born with six fingers the biographies of Elvis and Sinatra and even the explanation of various commands shouted at the grille where Odd works they really weren t that hard to figure out That s Dean s biggest problems he not only shows but also tells tells and tells to be sure you got his pointThe biggest flaw of the book is the narration method At the beginning Koontz states EXPLICITLY that Odd will be an unreliable narrator and even says what exactly he will A più voci Filosofia dell'espressione vocale do to make his narration unreliable He also spoils the classic Christie novel and reveals the murdered in case you Desmond and the Naughtybugs didn t get his point This is stupid beyond redemption The sole point of employing an unreliable narrator in fiction is not letting the audience know that there is one Well Koontz seems to not notice this after over four No Daddy Don't A Father's Murderous Act of Revenge decades of writing 15 hours a Francesca's Kitchen day and the big surprise at the end comes as a yawnThe identity of the evildoers is very Story Fix disappointing and the ending confrontation is solved way too fast and way too easyOverall the experience is Love Potions Warlocks MacGregor #1 disappointing There is an interesing story hidden in Odd Thomas the one you used to watch as a kid in shows like Goosebumps but Odd Thomas is marketed at an adult audience and fails as adult fiction because of Koontz s ineptitude at Becoming a Veterinarian drawing realistic likeable characters and writing Conueror's Kiss dialogue he s truly horrible at it his tedious writing style and his mistrust of the audience he truly Glow Charley Davidson #56 does spell out every single thing in Soapylove detail As a children book it fails too because of Koontz s inclusion of gruesome Gangsta Twist 2 details of various crimes which were supposed to be shocking and mature but turn out to be boring instead If he only cut up the metaphors created stronger characters who behave and talk like normal people Odd Thomas might have been an enjoyable bus book It just needs too much suspension of Silk Parachute disbelief to be read It s still better than all the seuels though which make me think When will Koontz stop cashing in on this fluke and start writing like he The Daily Reader did in the 80 s I Primary Care Psychiatry Handbook don t like the work of this new guy with a clean shaven sagging face and a mop of fake hair


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