Saint Odd (Odd Thomas Series #7)

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From ?one of the master storytellers of this or any age? (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of ?one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction?(The Virginian-Pilot)?as Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.
 
Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish...

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of “one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction”(The Virginian-Pilot)—as Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.
 
Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them—as he’s borne witness to humanity’s greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do—for better or worse—with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
 
Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge—vast and dreadful—awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.

Praise for Saint Odd
 
“Equal parts supernatural thriller, cultural satire, character study, bildungsroman, offbeat love story, road trip, spiritual meditation, and apocalyptic adventure, the Odd Thomas books . . . are more than irresistible page-turners. They are intimate, haunting, often heartrending, exhilarating, and beautifully composed.”Biography.com
 
“Odd Thomas is such an endearing and likable character and, more than anything else, has been the reason for the success of the series. . . . For readers who have been with Odd all along, Saint Odd will satisfy.”Bookreporter
 
Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels
 
“Odd’s strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today
 
“The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking good tale . . . Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer.”—BookPage
 
“There’s never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure.”Booklist
 
“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Koontz’s] most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times
 
“An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”The Washington Post
 
“Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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Praise for Saint Odd
 
“Equal parts supernatural thriller, cultural satire, character study, bildungsroman, offbeat love story, road trip, spiritual meditation, and apocalyptic adventure, the Odd Thomas books . . . are more than irresistible page-turners. They are intimate, haunting, often heartrending, exhilarating, and beautifully composed.”Biography.com
 
“Odd Thomas is such an endearing and likable character and, more than anything else, has been the reason for the success of the series. . . . For readers who have been with Odd all along, Saint Odd will satisfy.”Bookreporter

Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels
 
“Odd’s strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today
 
“The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking good tale . . . Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer.”—BookPage
 
“There’s never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure.”Booklist
 
“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Koontz’s] most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times
 
“An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”The Washington Post
 
“Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Library Journal
07/01/2014
Here's the end of the series featuring Odd Thomas. Our hero has circled back to his hometown, Pico Mundo, with the unenviable task of facing down a terrible evil set on destroying humanity. Koontz has a huge social media presence (e.g., he boasts more than 1.4 million Facebook fans), and the Odd Thomas series has sold more than ten million print copies and 900,000 ebooks in the United States alone,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345545879
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/13/2015
  • Series: Odd Thomas Series, #7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 8,303
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean Koontz
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.
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    1. Also Known As:
      David Axton, Brian Coffey, K.R. Dwyer, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe
    2. Hometown:
      Newport Beach, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 9, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      Everett, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Saint Odd

    Just...a perfect ending. But room for more...beyond?

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

    I enjoyed the book very much and I laughed and cried alternately

    I enjoyed the book very much and I laughed and cried alternately which is pretty much what happens with any Odd book BUT I think it could have been better. We still don't know what being smoothed out and blue is or if Odd achieved it, and there are so many loose ends left in the story you could knit a sweater.  I still love Dean Koontz and have read nearly everything he has ever written and I think Odd Thomas is a wonderfully complex and original character; and because I have enjoyed knowing him I think Odd deserved a richer story for his final chapter. I enjoyed the book felt kind of let down and left hanging.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2015

    Glad its over

    This book kind of felt forced. Kind of just drug on. Wanted to finish just to see what happened.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Like I didn't see that coming...

    Another let's write a bunch of details and then wrap the whole story up in neat little package in the last 50 pages. I have really only like the first Odd Thomas novel and I am not sad to see him go. I wish Dean Koontz would write something like Intensity again. If you love Odd read the book but if you aren't a huge fan, I think you can figure out the ending without much help.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    It's over :(

    I've been a loyal fan of Mr. Koontz, and couldn't wait for this book to release. Now I wish I never read it because now it's over. Awesome series. I'll miss it dearly.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    I wasn't eager to read this book in the series because of course

    I wasn't eager to read this book in the series because of course it is the last.  But it was brilliantly done!  Through tears I say kudos to Dean Koontz, you are the greatest novelist...And Odd Thomas is my favorite character of favorite characters.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    Dissapointing

    I have read all the books in this series. This one was about 150 pages too long with uninteresting details. I did enjoy the ending but it was too long coming. Seems like the authour added way too much filler and very little substance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

    Disappointing ending.

    I really liked the first couple of books in this series. I thought they were clever and entertaining, but as the series went on they became more predictable and seemed to run out of fresh ideas. I found this final installment of Koontz's Odd Thomas series to be disappointing. It failed to instill any since of suspense or urgency in me. The characters had the potential to be interesting, but were never really developed or took on any sense of life for me. The best thing I can say for the final chapter of Odd Thomas, is that it is the final chapter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

    I really liked the Odd books by Koontz, but was very said to see

    I really liked the Odd books by Koontz, but was very said to see it end this way.

    Why couldn't he just have stayed a fry cook forever in Pico Mondo ?I was always looking forward to the next Odd book, oh well will have find another hero to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

    I waited with trepidation for this final book of this series. I

    I waited with trepidation for this final book of this series. I have enjoyed Odd Thomas and the friends met along the way. Dean Koontz ended the series with finesse. A lot of questions were answered as Odd reached almost true blue. Before reading this book I had recently finished reading Stephen King's Revival. I greatly appreciate Dean Koontz' vision of the after world. There is always hope in an Odd Thomas book and good, dependable people out in the world.

    The series ended but we all know Odd is still out there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2015

    Enjoyed the final Odd book and so sad to see the series end.

    Enjoyed the final Odd book and so sad to see the series end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2015

    Highly Recommended

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but then again I have enjoyed the entire Odd Thomas series. This is a book / series everyone should read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2015

    A good read with the ultimate promise of hope

    Keep your mind open.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2015

    A Saintly End

    A good end to a good series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Bye bye Odd

    Fitting title to a fitting finale. Hate to see it end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2015

    The character evolved weirdly from teh begining to the end.  The

    The character evolved weirdly from teh begining to the end.  The writing became too flowery and stole from the story itself.  I get it, he loved Stormy, but not every single page has to mention that, nor the fact that he is going to die.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2015

    Loved this

    It was with mixed emotions I waited, bought and read this book. Odd is honestly among the top of my all time favorite characters so while anxiously awaiting his reunion with Stormy (which I absolutely believed would happen no matter the details of his demise). I didnt want to read the LAST book of Odd and his crusade against evil with his wonderfully eclectic group of friends and acquaintances, never to have another to look forward to. Although Odd has moved on to another realm,it appears he is still fighting "the good fight" ,alongside Stormy . And I am feverishly hoping and praying Mr. Koontz finds a way( in that enormously creative mind of his) to let us continue to enjoy Odd's incredible adventures. We can always hope.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Great book

    Great book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2015

    Sad it's ending.

    This was a wonderful series.

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  • Posted April 17, 2015

    more from this reviewer

    An Ending

    I liked the Odd series, but I did grow tired of the "preachiness" of them, and the last few seemed like they were overly so. I admit that I skimmed through the last two books, and rushed to see what ending Odd would get. As a whole I recommend the series, but the last two are my least favorite.

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