Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas Series #6)

Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas Series #6)

by Dean Koontz
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Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas Series #6) by Dean Koontz

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The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. “You think I won’t do it right here in the open. But you’d be surprised. . . . You’ll drop before you get the breath to scream.” 
 
The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun—and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind . . . or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.
 
DEEPLY ODD
 
How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot. 
 
With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey—and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.

Praise for Deeply Odd and Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series
 
“Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . One of our contemporary masters.”San Antonio Express-News
 
“[A] popular series . . . Koontz asks real questions about the nature of good and evil.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer. . . . The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking good tale.”—BookPage
 
“There’s never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure. Another satisfying entry in this wildly popular series. It’s Koontz, and it’s Odd. Class dismissed.”Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553593082
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Odd Thomas Series , #6
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 63,789
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Hometown:

Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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Deeply Odd: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 172 reviews.
skylisemo More than 1 year ago
Dean Koontz is an exceptional writer, and the Odd Thomas series is some of his best work. There seemed to be a few years where he was just releasing some books to fulfill his contract with his publisher, but those days seem over. A very good writer telling a story he clearly loves telling. Hopefully the movie(s) does his series justice. 
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
On a trip to town Odd has an encounter with a flamboyantly dressed trucker whom he refers to as the Rhinestone Cowboy. He has a vision of him burning three children on stage with a flamethrower and follows the trucker to a market where he disappears. Odd knows his next quest has begun. He meets Edie Fischer, an 86 year old pixyish FBI Agent Dana Scully look alike, who is in need of a chauffeur. Odd reluctantly accepts this roll as he needs a vehicle in which to follow the Rhinestone Cowboy to a truck stop. Here we meet the Koontz obligatory "Celeb du Libra" Alfred Hitchcock. The reader begins to suspect that the Rhinestone Cowboy might have as many paranormal talents as Odd making him a formidable adversary. Odd, who believes that intuition is the highest form of knowledge knows he must play out this drama to save the three children as he continues the pursuit and follows the monster along the highways and byways of California and into his hellish chimeras.This novel, "Deeply Odd", is a great story for the most part. Odd Thomas is here using his psychic magnetism to track down the "rhinestone cowboy trucker" who has powers of his own. That was a nice twist, as we saw that Odd wasn't the only person in the world with a touch of the supernatural on their lives. Unfortunately, the things that made the first book so interesting have slowly begun to fade away in the last two or three novels in the series. I am all for character growth, but it seems as if Dean has almost lost his original idea of what made Odd so special and has been moving him into a new character. For one thing, in this novel the inner monologues become incredibly chatty, sometimes meandering so long you forget what Odd was doing at that point. Annamarie is another problem. I can fully appreciate the enigmatic angle Dean is going for with her, but she is so otherworldly now (appearing out of nowhere in a thrift store hundreds of miles away from where Odd left her, only to find she isn't really there but is still at home but WAS there hours ago...with no transportation of any kind) she's almost ridiculous. You just got love love Odd. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put this book down. I was anxious for the release and was not dissapointed. This was worth the wait and was an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Dean Koontz, He starts the action off pretty fast in this book and that's really good and stops every so often for a comedic break so in the norm for odd thomas novels I'm sad the series is ending in the next book but every good series must come to an end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this one down. Listened to it on audio and finished it in two days. I really enjoyed the ending of the book along with the new characters. Dean Koontz did great on this one 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and oddly funny/inspiring/disturbing!
j_anfinson More than 1 year ago
Got it on Friday and couldn't hardly put it down. Read it in two sittings. Very well done, and now I can't wait for the final book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Oddie books but I could not get into it. Gave up after pg. 100...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series and this is my favorite book of the series. I hope there are more to come.
Dragonfly120 More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book.  I've read them all and once done you can't wait for the next book.  I highly recommend this Odd story
Debi1 More than 1 year ago
How Disappointing. I am a Koontz fan from way back & have all his books, most twice. I love Odd, but Deeply Odd is such a disappointment that I will not buy another book just because Koontz wrote it. For one the book really lacks a plot or anything else for that matter, unless you want to call pages upon pages and chapters upon chapters of him describing to you what a warehouse looks like and scenery on road trips look like; because that is what this book is all about. Right from the get go Koontz tells you that off has a vision about a truck driver killing some kids, he does not even peak your interest with this. I felt I knew the ending before it even began. He did introduce 2 new characters he could have developed quite nicely but of course he didn't which was another disappointment. The take I got from this book is that Koontz either had someone else write this for him...since Odd did not even sound like Odd on the few occasions he even spoke or did something other describe things in the book, or Koontz has major writers block and owed a publishing company a novel with so many words...since that is all this book is is WORDS with no purpose or intent. I'd just like to know how he managed to screw up a book about such a well established character as Odd. Like others who are Odd fans I would have like to have seen Odd meet up with Chris Snow or Deucalion. I mean really even if he had writers block there was so many other places he could have gone with this story than to just give us a bunch of meaningless descriptions that basically had nothing to do with the story other than fill up pages. No writer can put out great story's every time, but how can you screw up such a wonderfully established character such as Odd....from this point on I will be going to B&N book stores and using my hour free read on my Nook before buying one of his books. I was not too happy with his last book 77 Shadow Street either, I felt the same way, that he was just trying to fill pages with words. Such a disappointment to lose one of your favorite authors.     
donlow More than 1 year ago
"Deeply Odd" the newest addition to the Odd Thomas series is an enthralling tale. This novel grabs your attention from page one and does not dissapoint. "Deeply Odd" is possibly the best novel in the series thus far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Dean Koontz since before he became DEAN KOONTZ - every single book! Loved the beginning of the ODD series. Dean should have stopped at #5! His writing is just rambling on to fill up the pages and satisfy the terms of his contract? Very un-Koontz like - terribly disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a big fan of Dean Koontz' work for years, but it seems that this book failed to hit the high mark found in earlier books. Side characters are underdeveloped and shallow, the story/plot barely keeps one engaged, and most of the book is full of "writers fluff"- non-essential, flowery descriptions of places, etc., that do nothing to move the story forward. Mr Koontz must have been given a short deadline from his publisher on this one...seems like he just went through the motions to knock a book out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, and the first was the best! However in the character of Edie, Koontz once again captures us with an incredible character! A definite must read series!
Kshell More than 1 year ago
Very likable characters, but actually just a so-so plot. I love Koontz and read all of his books, but this one wasn't his best effort in my humble opinion. I had high expectations for this latest installment in the Odd Series, but felt kinda let down.
Wicked_Stepmother More than 1 year ago
I love Dean Koontz. I have been reading his books for over 20 years. But I suggest that Mr. Koontz put quality ahead of quantity and stop a series before it bores hisreaders to death. This book totally jumped the shark! Disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the character but more and more getting the feeling Koontz is losing the soul of the character. Story is weak compared to earlier novels. It seems author does not love the character as I do, but loves the money. So many possibilities........
Jackie81JW More than 1 year ago
All of the other books in this series grabbed me from Chapter One. I was struggling to get through the first three Chapters of Deeply Odd. The personal attatchment just wasn't there for me. I usually read these books in three to four days. It took me two weeks this time. I hope the next one doesn't disappoint. I would truely miss Odd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy te odd series, you will like this. It starts off slow, but has a good finish.
JPRISS More than 1 year ago
Every time I read a Dean Koontz book I tell myself I'm never buying another. There's just too much preaching. But, I can't resist the story line, although there's less and less actual story and more and more whining about man's inhumanity/evil/selfishnish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhat dissapointed,not his usual ghostly story,I don't believe Odd helped any spirits to "see the light" however I did enjoy his new sidekick Edie,quite the character.
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