Odd Apocalypse

Odd Apocalypse

Odd Thomas Series, Book 5

eBook - 2012
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"Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage."—USA Today Once presided over by a Roaring '20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants—and their guests: Odd Thomas, the young fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, and Annamaria, his inscrutably charming traveling companion. Fresh from a harrowing clash with lethal adversaries, they welcome their host's hospitality. But Odd's extraordinary eye for the uncanny detects disturbing secrets that could make Roseland more hell than haven. Soon enough the house serves up a taste of its terrors, as Odd begins to unravel the darkest mystery of his curious career. What consequences await those who confront evil at its most profound? Odd only knows. "Odd Thomas is the greatest character Dean Koontz has...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780345533586
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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PimaLib_SherrieB Nov 02, 2015

A good mixture of horror, mystery, science fiction and humor that's fast-paced and entertaining. While this book reads ok as a stand alone, starting with book one in the Odd series (Odd Thomas) would provide helpful background.

Aug 20, 2014

It has been a while since I have read previous Odd Thomas books, but I have always retained the character in my head. Odds' humor, behavior, and commentary were always present. At the start of reading this, I quickly realized this is not Odd Thomas. Koontz has fallen into the "Mary Sue" of writing, himself and his political and religious beliefs have tainted Odd in ways that I do not remember him being tainted. Whether his character had progressed far beyond what I remember from the start of the series to now, remains unknown. But, I do not like what Koontz has turned Odd into, which is himself.

Overall the story was decently paced, with enough information about the previous few novels dispersed in between Odd's (odd) remarks about politicians and God (I don't remember him being so political or religious but... I digress). The plot was within the realm of other Odd Thomas novels, not too far fetched for what the fry-cook was used to dealing with, but with enough of a new edge to keep it interesting.

Jan 14, 2014

It is Odd. Yet, the writing is a little too science fiction and Odd's humor and sharp wit are off the mark. Could it be a "ghost" writer? I tend to believe it is so. It is enjoyable, there are a few recalls of previous novels and of course an Odd finish for all to give a sigh of relief. But, it just didn't follow in the footsteps of Odd benchmark novels. Maybe I just expect more, I will see with Deeply Odd.

Jul 22, 2013

Not as good as his first Odd books

Jun 22, 2013

The most entertaining of all of the "Odd Thomas" series and I've read them all, save one. Koontz' dry wit is not so dry, I caught myself chuckling constantly even in the midst of the evil, which comes in the form of spitting maids and pigmies that whirl sharper and sharper blades at Oddie, but turn in the end to be strange "heroes". But the funniest Koontz amidst all of this is when Odd is caught in the stables hiding from the pig guys in a feed bin, trying ever so hard not to sneeze...
It;s a classic Koontz horrifically funny moment!
Read it's got a feast (of words) for anyone. It's not a horror novel but a big root for the little 'ole fry cook who's out to save the world, one stranger at a time.

joshualehnerz Apr 25, 2013

Love the odd thomas series

Mar 05, 2013

I wasted my time reading this time-travel horror novel. I did, however, enjoy Koontz's excellent use of simile and metaphor throughout his story.

Oct 19, 2012

Unlike general consensus, I am n ot sure this one goes down as a "best" for me in the Odd Thomas series. However, there are many elements I loved coming across, some references to old characters/spooks.
I particularly liked the inclusion of Nikola Tesla.
A great book, and I anxiously await the next in the series.
Koontz has done it again!

byandby Oct 15, 2012

Totally excellent. Best Koontz book in a while. If Odd Thomas character is new to you, treat yourself and start at the beginning of the series. You won't be sorry.

Oct 05, 2012

Very intriguing storyline, but then all the Odd books have interesting tales to tell.

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