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The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .

The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift — or curse — it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of darkness he has never before encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and those who inhabit it.

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it's also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd's most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor's comforts should be welcome. But there's far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

A harrowing taste of Roseland's terrors convinces Odd that it's time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they've been led there for a reason, and he's promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form — as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.

Review:

"At the start of bestseller Koontz's wry, offbeat fifth Odd Thomas novel (after 2008's Odd Hours), short-order cook Thomas, who has prophetic dreams and can 'see the spirits of the lingering dead,' has a vision while he's a guest at a California retreat known as Roseland — of a blonde woman in a white nightgown on a black horse. Though unable to speak, this ghostly woman is able to communicate that her son, who's also at Roseland, is in danger. Thomas embarks on a quest to avenge the woman's death that will involve brutish piglike creatures that walk erect and travel in packs as well as secret discoveries by the legendary Nikolas Tesla. This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series' funniest. Even as Thomas fights the forces of darkness, he observes, 'Of course, one must always remember that although The Sound of Music is the most feel-good movie musical of all time, it is crammed full of Nazis.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"An inventive...mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift. It's refreshing to come across a character as good-hearted as Odd." The Washington Post

Review:

"If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles." Playboy

Review:

"Koontz is a master of melding the supernatural with the commonplace. [His] writing [crackles] with dry, tongue-in-cheek wit." The Boston Globe

Review:

"Heartfelt and provocative...a wonderfully rich and entertaining story." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity — and moral outrage." USA Today

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.

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Maggie_S, January 11, 2013 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
The best of the Odd Thomas books so far. I've already gone through the others but I don't think I would have missed anything if this is the first Odd book I picked up.
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Sohi, August 26, 2012 (view all comments by Sohi)

Dean Koontz has excelled himself with this journey of Odd Thomas. This book takes you to a journey into a world of thrill, humor and suspense. Like most of his books, it's also quite thought provoking. Koontz leaves the reader completely satisfied (and wanting more!).

It had quite a few unforgettable quotes featured in it, that I finally used the "highlight" feature on my Kindle.

Highly recommended book and definitely a must read!
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Sohi, August 26, 2012 (view all comments by Sohi)

Dean Koontz has excelled even himself with this journey of Odd Thomas. This book takes you into a world of thrill, humor and suspense. Like most of his books, it's also quite thought provoking. Koontz leaves the reader completely satisfied (yet wanting more!).

It had quite a few unforgettable quotes featured in it, that I finally used the "highlight" feature on my Kindle.

Highly recommended book and definitely a must read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553807745
Subtitle:
An Odd Thomas Novel
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Author:
Dean Koontz
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
odd thomas;horror;fiction;thriller;suspense;paranormal;ghosts;supernatural;science fiction;mystery;time travel
Copyright:
Series:
Odd Thomas
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.51 x 6.38 x 1.22 in 1.28 lb

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Product details 368 pages Bantam - English 9780553807745 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of bestseller Koontz's wry, offbeat fifth Odd Thomas novel (after 2008's Odd Hours), short-order cook Thomas, who has prophetic dreams and can 'see the spirits of the lingering dead,' has a vision while he's a guest at a California retreat known as Roseland — of a blonde woman in a white nightgown on a black horse. Though unable to speak, this ghostly woman is able to communicate that her son, who's also at Roseland, is in danger. Thomas embarks on a quest to avenge the woman's death that will involve brutish piglike creatures that walk erect and travel in packs as well as secret discoveries by the legendary Nikolas Tesla. This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series' funniest. Even as Thomas fights the forces of darkness, he observes, 'Of course, one must always remember that although The Sound of Music is the most feel-good movie musical of all time, it is crammed full of Nazis.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "An inventive...mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift. It's refreshing to come across a character as good-hearted as Odd."
"Review" by , "If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles."
"Review" by , "Koontz is a master of melding the supernatural with the commonplace. [His] writing [crackles] with dry, tongue-in-cheek wit."
"Review" by , "Heartfelt and provocative...a wonderfully rich and entertaining story."
"Review" by , "Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity — and moral outrage."
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