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House of Odd (Odd Thomas Graphic Novel Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Great addition to the history of Odd Thomas in a graphic novel format...

First off: This is a comic book. Many people seem to be unable to search out this clear fact before ordering and carry some weird bias against the medium. The story is on the short side when compared to a standard novel, but as a graphic novel it's a long read.

This ...
First off: This is a comic book. Many people seem to be unable to search out this clear fact before ordering and carry some weird bias against the medium. The story is on the short side when compared to a standard novel, but as a graphic novel it's a long read.

This takes Odd outside of his normal setting and removes him from his talents. There are no ghosts here. The only one that makes an appearance is Elvis and he is restricted from approaching the house Odd is in. There's a decent blend of humor and horror that fits with the rest of the Odd Thomas stories. Don't bother with it if you're blindly prejudiced against graphic novels though or under the misguided belief that graphic novels are automatically somehow less than prose.

posted by 11393745 on March 23, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

29 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

I've been a huge Koontz fan from way back, but this graphic novel did nothing for me. Odd has been one of two of my favorite characters that hes done multiple books about. This is a pre-original Odd Thomas story, and had little of the Odd I've come to love. Maybe becau...
I've been a huge Koontz fan from way back, but this graphic novel did nothing for me. Odd has been one of two of my favorite characters that hes done multiple books about. This is a pre-original Odd Thomas story, and had little of the Odd I've come to love. Maybe because I'm not a graphic novel reader, it added to my disappointment. It was extremely short for the cost, and I read the entire thing in under an hour. I miss the witty banter of Odd, and throwing Elvis in felt like a gimmick throw in rather than the important character he's been in other Odd books. Wished I'd waited for the nivel coming out down the road. Koontz has been exploring different spiritual journeys over his writing, but this one dropped the ball entirely.

posted by catesalim on March 21, 2012

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    Two Thumbs Down

    Cannot believe I wasted my money on this. If I wanted to read a comic book...wait! I do not want a comic book. What a horrible waste of money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Don't bother.

    Heads up, folks. "Graphic novel" is code for comic book. This is a miserable piece of drivel designed only to score a few bucks off unwitting customers. Shame on you, Mr. Koontz. You should be above this kind of schlock.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    A comic book-really?! I'm not seven years old!

    Hasty buying decision. VERY disappointed. Waste of money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Ugh!

    If i could score this in the negatives i would! Somehow i missed that this is a graphic novel........ not even remotely worth the money!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Did not care for this book.

    While characters are familiar, the graphic novel platform took away from the book as a whole. Distracting to read & not at all the Koontz novels I am used to.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    it's a graphic novel!

    I'm very disappointed. When I bought this book I missed that it was a graphic novel. I love Koontz books and thought this was a new installment of the Odd Series. I have NO interest in graphic novels and don't feel they are worth the money. If I want a picture book I'll borrow one of my children's!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    I missed the part where it said 'graphic novel' because I was so

    I missed the part where it said 'graphic novel' because I was so excited about a new Odd Thomas novel. You can't grasp the essence of Odd Thomas in a comic book format -- extremely disappointed. A failed experiment.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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