Saint Odd (Odd Thomas Series #7)

Saint Odd (Odd Thomas Series #7)

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by Dean Koontz
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • 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

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • 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,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345545879
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/13/2015
Series:
Odd Thomas Series , #7
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
358,404
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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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Saint Odd (Odd Thomas Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just...a perfect ending. But room for more...beyond?
JudeFan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good end to a good series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was horrendous if it truly is the last book for Odd Thomas, this was the kind of book you see half way through a series. Why even introduce the concept of "fully smooth and blue" if you aren't going to do anything with it. Was it just your round about way of saying yes readers Odd is about to die, lame just so lame. Why would the concept matter to so many different people if that was all it meant. Talk about anticlimactic, we have our main character who has saved a mall from a shooting spree and being blown up, defeated a super genius who could create with mere thought, people bent on delivering and using nukes on major cities, destroyed an estate built by Nikola Tesla that had the ability to escape the ravages of time and allow eternal youth, saved a bunch of young kids from an estate of demon worshipers bent on mutilating them for there own amusement and what do we get in the final book Odd saves his home town from..........rabies. It would have been better if his dream had been literal and he saved it from being completely submerged. I could go on and on about loose ends and unanswered questions, who is Annamaria? more importantly did having her in the story really serve any purpose, oh wait yes the flower trick what a joke. I know my reading experience would have been better without her in it. Does where Odd ended up ever mingle with the world he left. Who are those mysterious people who are able to know if Odd is "fully smooth and blue" in addition to the other odd things they seem to know about what comes after yet when asked claim only to be human. I could go on for a while explaining where my disgust comes from but to what point, what is done is done. I can definitely say this whole experience will have me thinking twice before i  pick up another book by Dean Koontz.             
SMTDL13 More than 1 year ago
Despite the ending /demise of Odd Thomas,it was a fitting way to reunite him and Stormy. It opens possibilities for different stories ,with a different time and place featuring these spirits. It also opens the possibility of the real world struggle being fought without Odd's physical presence but possible influence on eth remaining characters we have been reading about over several books in the series. I am sure Mr.Koontz will explore one or both themes to keep us entertained
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
WyattEarpTX More than 1 year ago
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.
alpro More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the final Odd book and so sad to see the series end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but then again I have enjoyed the entire Odd Thomas series. This is a book / series everyone should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fitting title to a fitting finale. Hate to see it end.
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As advertised
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Odd and his quirkiness. These series are the best in good vs evil and I love Odds outlook of life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always an interesting journey through a life that's full of twists and mystery with a touch of the mystical . And thoroughly within the realm of possibilities . From the moment I first started reading about Odd I have been hooked .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Odd is one of my favorite book characters. Although I am sorry to see him go, I am glad he went the way he did. I don't think there could have been a better ending for him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A awesome ending to a great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry. Im a good way.
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