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

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

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by Dean Koontz, Landry Q. Walker, Queenie Chan
     
 

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Could there really be such a thing as hell on earth? Odd only knows.
 
#1 New York Times bestselling maestro of macabre suspense Dean Koontz plunges everyone’s favorite spirit-spotting fry cook into his most frightening encounter yet, in the thrill-packed third Odd Thomas graphic novel.
 
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Could there really be such a thing as hell on earth? Odd only knows.
 
#1 New York Times bestselling maestro of macabre suspense Dean Koontz plunges everyone’s favorite spirit-spotting fry cook into his most frightening encounter yet, in the thrill-packed third Odd Thomas graphic novel.
 
Transforming a ramshackle mansion into a dream house has become a nightmare for onetime Hollywood producer Nedra Nolan, whose newly purchased fixer-upper in Pico Mundo has sent a string of spooked contractors scurrying off the job, claiming the place is haunted. Who’s she gonna call? Her friend recommends Odd Thomas, the mild-mannered young man with a gift for communing with ghosts who won’t rest in peace. With his soul mate and sidekick, Stormy Llewellyn, in tow, Odd agrees to investigate the eerie incidents. But his spirit-seeking style is cramped by the obnoxious TV ghost hunters Nedra hires to flush out the troublesome phantoms with elaborate gadgets.
 
As night falls and a raging storm traps them all in the mazelike manse, Odd tries in vain to scare up some lost souls. But instead, something more terrifying than any apparition—something with flesh, blood, and teeth—makes its sinister presence known. And with nowhere to hide, Odd and his fellow hunters suddenly become the prey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345525451
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Odd Thomas Graphic Novel Series, #3
Edition description:
Graphic Novel
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
113,469
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
Website:
http://www.deankoontz.com

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House of Odd (Graphic Novel) 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Brnies More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see another "ODD" book released that I didn't do my due diligence and read ALL the fine print. I NEVER would have paid for a silly comic book format. Like another reviewer stated, it's readable in under 1 hour and I wouldn't have knowingly ever paid money for that! SAVE your money and WAIT for his next real novel in this series coming out later this summer. D.Koontz...many of your readers are not happy about this. Please take note.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a real odd thomas fan knows that this is not the next installment in the book series. Real odd fans know that odd apocalypse comes out in july. Stop the bashing and do your research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my excitement at seeing another installment in the Odd series, I quickly hit the buy button and had my afternoon planned. When I opened this book I realized I'd just wasted money on a comic book. I understand there is a fan base for graphic novels, but I prefer to read the story and use my imagination. The comic format, to me, is confusing and I'm very disappointed in myself for so hastily hitting that buy button.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am shocked and amazed at how many Odd Thomas (so called) fans were not aware this is a graphic novel! A true fan would know and realize this is his third GN on the character and that it doesn't follow the novels. I look forward to reading it and adding it to my collection (both on my Nook and in print). Koontz has created a very lovable, eclectic character and know I will enjoy the story, regardless of its format! Please keep 'em coming!!!
Charla6321 More than 1 year ago
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!
netta78840 More than 1 year ago
I love Dean Koontz and I'm still keeping this book ...I'm just not a big fan of comic books and this book was written that way...just wasn't for me
exRNMLLee More than 1 year ago
I have not read this newest Odd Thomas offering, but that is not likely to happen as long as Mr. Koontz continues with the graphic novel format. Perhaps we could strike a happy medium and encourage the younger generation with the "graphic novel" (looks like a high class comic book to me.) and present the same story in a non-graphic novel for those of us who would rather use our own imagination to envision the characters and scenes so well portrayed and written by Dean Koontz. I LOVE the Odd Thomas character, but stubbornly despise the graphic novel format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The excellent team that brought us the other Odd Thomas magnas doesn't fail to deliver in this quirky tail of a haunted house which is also a story critical of big tv ghost hunters.
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I realize from the description & the other reader reviews that this is a comic book. I have read & enjoyed all the Odd Thomas series, so I thought I'd check out the sample to see if I might like it, too before I bought it. I would love to be able to tell you that I loved it. I'd love to be able to tell you that I hated it. I can't really say either, since all the sample contains is 10 pages...9 of which are title, copyright, table of contents & a couple of blank pages. This is not the author's fault, but how can a buyer know if they want to buy the whole book based on one lousy page?? B&N isn't going to refund my money if I don't like the book. I've complained numerous times to them about this very subject, but they keep on offering extremely limited samples, so I won't buy their book. Sorry, Mr. Koontz...NO royalties for you! SHAME on you, Barnes and Noble!!
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It's a comic book and a waste of money if you're looking for a Dean Koontz novel. And it's a pretty stupid story, to boot.
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