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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 26 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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28 out of 34 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 May 4, 2012

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    First off - it does indicate that it is a graphic novel. And fo

    First off - it does indicate that it is a graphic novel. And for those of you who have read the books (not graphic novels) should have realized something was wrong when Stormy was mentioned in the description since she died early on in the series. As a graphic novel (comic book) it was a good read. The art work is fantastic and so is the story line -- in true Dean Koontz and vintage ghost stories. The book was well written and thought out, the plot and characters were defined well and it wasn't as predictable as I thought it was going to be. Good book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Favorite character

    ODD is a favorite character. I did not find this to be the best of the series but still enjoyable reading. I think Dean Koontz may be tired of trying to come up with new situations for ODD but I implore him to keep trying.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Love Mr. Koontz

    You people are ridiculously stupid. I am laughing so hard at these reviews because nobody knew it was a "comic book". Morons: it says "NOOK Comics" right under the picture......and not only that, it says "graphic novel" in the description. You all obviously do not read well.....ignorant hicks.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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