May 01, 2012 dean koontz s odd thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and. The story is centered around the protagonist, odd thomas, whos ordinary life as a shortorder chef isnt as ordinary as he wants everyone to believe. Find out why odd thomas is the master storytellers mostloved creation. Technically, in odd we trust is a graphic novel that is the prequel to the odd thomas series. Dean koontz s odd thomas 4book bundle get all caught up with the first four novels of dean koontz s beloved seriesodd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, and odd hours. Odd thomas 2003 the first in koontzs bestselling series of the same name, odd thomas introduces us to the eponymous hero, a twentyyearold shortorder cook who can communicate with the dead.
The first in a thrilling new series from the master storyteller, dean koontz. Below is a list of the books in the odd thomas series in order. It may seem like this has been used so many times, but dean koontz really makes this theme unique to his book. It was the first of over a dozen science fiction novels that followed. Anyone who has read a dean koontz book will surely say he is a master at his work. They could but there are pretty major events in odd thomas, the first book, that set up the narratives of the rest of the series. Odd thomas by dean koontz book opinion tome riddle. What is the order of the books in the odd thomas series. The complete series list for odd thomas dean koontz dean r.
Inscribed and dated in year of publication by author on half title page in blue pen, to roy and maria from the deeply odd author, dean koontz 5. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twentyyearold shortorder cook named odd thomas. Dean koontzs popularity has helped him rank next to authors such as stephen king. The odd thomas series, which as spawned graphic novels that serve as prequels. To a worldwise adult, i am little more than a child. Odd thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the pico mundo grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in.
One focused on murder and detection, the other on murder and yet more. But you cant win em all, and despite the lift he strives for, these pages go by on automatic pilot. Odd thomas odd is a shortorder cook in a small desert town, pico mundo, california. Dean koontz film adaptations 1977 the passengers aka the intruder 1979 video release this was adapted from the novel shattered, which koontz wrote under the name of k. Dean koontzs odd thomas 4book bundle get all caught up with the first four novels of dean koontzs beloved seriesodd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, and odd hours.
Created by author dean koontz, odd thomas is a shortorder cook working at the pico mundo grill. In the year 1968 dean koontz released his first novel titled. What is the order of book series, odd thomas by dean. Odd is an adolescent on the brink of adulthood who sees dead people and has a worryingly precise moral sense.
If you havent read koontz till now this is the best place to start your journey with odd thomas and dean koontz. He thinks of himself as an ordinary guy until a mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite. Besides the hollywood big screens, dean koontz brilliant works have also birthed concepts for video games like the 2012 video game 77 shadow st. See the complete odd thomas series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Suspense here turns on the life of odd thomas, 21, an unassuming lad gifted with the power to see dead people who cannot tear themselves from pico mundo, odds small hometown. Odd thomas is a fictional character who first appeared in dean koontz s 2003 novel of the same name, odd thomas. Dean koontz began the odd thomas book series in 2003 with the title novel, odd thomas, and is still ongoing. Once in a very great while, an author does everything rightas koontz has in this marvelous novel.
Dean koontz odd thomas book 1 odd thomasfor people who cant afford the audiobook. Odd thomas inspiring five sequels so far, a series of graphic novels, and a film starring the late anton yelchin, odd thomas is arguably koontzs breakout character. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontzs dazzling new york times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. Here is a complete list of dean koontz movies by year. The complete odd thomas 8book bundle odd thomas omnibus by dean koontz. Jan 26, 2015 dean koontz is one of the worlds most popular novelists, with 450 million books sold worldwide. But they do try to communicate, with a shortorder cook in a small desert town. Forever odd odd thomas novels by dean koontz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, odd hours by dean koontz 4. Some of them are a little too out of the ballpark for me. There used to be a clear demarcation between crime and horror fiction. All novels in all series as well as short stories, where to find them, and where they fit in the series.
The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twentyyearold short order. Love, and passion are qualities usually given to protagonists, only by writing in the first person, can the author bring this humility to the character. I highly recommend these great reads that tell the spellbinding story of. May 01, 2014 humility is the most endearing quality dean koontz gives odd thomas. The 16 best dean koontz books every fan should read. A shortorder cook, just off work, makes easy tracking for lions and worse. Odd thomas by dean koontz signed first edition book see all titles by dean koontz. A quickreference title checklist made for your kindle dean koontzs book list in order. Jul 27, 2014 the author, most recently, of the city is a fan of marilynne robinson and cormac mccarthy.
Complete 7 book set of dean koontzs odd thomas series odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, odd hours, odd apocalypse, deeply odd and saint odd dean koontz on. One book series ive come to enjoy is dean koontz odd thomas series. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. New york times bestseller named one of the best books of the year by suspense magazine includes dean koontzs short story you. Praise for deeply odd and dean koontzs odd thomas series not since watchers has dean koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as odd thomas. He leads an unusual life the spirits of the lingering dead come to him for justice. This all seems rather normal, he has a girlfriend and several close friends. Dean koontz is the author of more than a dozen new york times no. But they do try to communicate, with a shortorder cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. The author, most recently, of the city is a fan of marilynne robinson and cormac mccarthy. Odd thomas by dean koontz overdrive rakuten overdrive. Provides a summary of each fiction novel, including pseudonyms used. Odd thomas by dean koontz signed first edition book. Like many of koontzs characters, odd has just emerged from a pretty rough childhood.
Odd thomas is a book about a man named odd thomas who is, as his name suggests, odd. Dean koontz is an extremely prolific author known for his suspense thriller novels. Now catch up with the first six novels of dean koontz s beloved series in one convenient ebook bundle. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontzs dazzling. Now catch up with the first six novels of dean koontzs beloved series in one convenient ebook bundle. Includes all novels written under several pennames. Dean koontz odd thomas series reading order maryses. The odd thomas book series by dean koontz includes books odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, and several more. This is a list of every work written by dean koontz. Odd thomas is a frycook who knows things, and sees things about the living, the dead, and the soontobe dead. Suspense here turns on the life of odd thomas, 21, an unassuming lad gifted with the power to see dead people who cannot tear themselves from pico mundo, odds small hometown abroil on the mojave desertas neither can odd, whose agoraphobia has not let him drive or step outside the town. Odd thomas is a kind and gentle young man of twentyone. His books incorporate other genres, adding variety to each release. Dean koontz is one of the worlds most popular novelists, with 450 million books sold worldwide.
Complete 7 book set of dean koontzs odd thomas series odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, odd hours,odd apocalypse, deeply odd and saint odd by dean koontz. Both offer voluptuous yet highly controlled language and profound moral purpose. I used to be a big fan of dean koontz until i got to the stage that all his stories kind of blended into one of another. The complete odd thomas 8book bundle odd thomas omnibus. Odd thomas is a series of thriller novels by prolific american author dean koontz featuring the title character. Dean koontzs odd thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and. There is a new koontz book either already out or due to be released soon, but its not an ot. After you read the first you can read them out of order without any major complications, in fact when i read the series, i had accidentally flipped forever odd and odd hours and read them out of order. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twentyyearold short order cook named odd thomas. He thinks of himself as an ordinary guy until a mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world.
He mostly has written standalone novels, although he also is the author of a number of series, including the black bat mysteries mike tucker, moonlight bay, odd. In recent years, his series featuring odd thomas a. If you dont know his name by now, youre the odd one out. Dean koontzs book title checklist, organized by series and reading order. He is a twenty year old man who lives in the california desert and works as a short order cook.
He works as a short order cook in the small town of pico mundo, and has a very special talent. In recent years, his series featuring odd thomas a young fry cook with paranormal powers. In the year 2008, dean was ranked as the sixth highest paid author, at an approximated 25 million dollars each year. Rogers saint odd by dean koontz is the newest odd thomas novel to appear. Odd thomas is a thriller novel by american writer dean koontz, published in 2003. But they do try to communicate, with a shortorder cook in a small desert town serving. Now all eight novels of dean koontzs beloved series are together in one. Having written so many different works, some of his most popular are. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read odd thomas. The six book series about odd thomas written by dean koontz is an excellent choice of catching up with the books that began in 2003 and only recently ended with the seventh book. Hes the most likable creation the new york times of one of the master. The face, 2002 have tight plots or strikingly enclosed worlds. The book of counted joys one my name is odd thomas, though in this age when fame is the altar at which most people worship, i am not sure why you should care who i am or that i exist.
The book, which was well received and lauded by critics, went on to become a new york times bestseller. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontz s dazzling new york times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. Dean koontz has created a very interesting character and some witty dialogue and humor. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I thought about odd long after i put the book down, and it definitely made me want to read more. I am slowly getting myself back into it as there were a couple of great gems that he made, like fear nothing, seize the night, the first 3 frankenstein books, phantoms its the bomb, yo, tick tock vooduu, sole survivor, lightning, and of course the odd thomas books. What is the order of book series, odd thomas by dean koontz. Jul 30, 2008 technically, in odd we trust is a graphic novel that is the prequel to the odd thomas series.
Odd thomas quotes showing of 160 from time to time, i do consider that i might be mad. Odd thomas is the most recent movie adaptation released in 20, unraveling the. I get a weekly newsletter from borders and have been watching it, looking for the next odd thomas. This 2003 book carried the same unique characters as watchers, namely a unique and wellcrafted plot, engaging characters and koontzs favorite dose of suspense and surprise. However, he also adds elements of other genres such as horror, scifi, mystery and satire. The singular journey of odd thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion. Odd is the name he was given by his parents at birth and hes even more unusual than his name suggests.
Odd thomas, a fry cook who can communicate with the dead, in the fictional small town of pico mundo, california. In forever odd, author dean koontz continues the story that he began in odd thomas. Dean koontz began the odd thomas book series in 2003 with the title novel, odd thomas. The series is currently being adapted into a feature film by director stephen summers. Age 20, odd works as a shortorder cook in a southern californian desert town, called pico mundo, and he is deeply in love with his soulmate and current girlfriend, stormy llewellyn. Dean has published over a hundred pieces of work to date, mostly of the suspensethriller genre that heavily involve science fiction. Complete 7 book set of dean koontzs odd thomas series. Through humility there is a kindness that odd thomas displays against foes. Complete information about dean koontz books both fiction and nonfiction, short stories, and poetry. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontzs dazzling new york times bestseller. Advanced search coming soon new releases genre list pseudonyms essential reading lists. Dean koontz odd thomas series reading order maryses book. This book is supposed to end odds journey and reunite him with his former girlfriend, stormy llewellyn.
Odd thomas is a twenty yearold fry cook and talented writer from california who can converse with the dead. This study guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of odd thomas. Dean koontz is such an accomplished and imaginative author that i cant think of even one book of his out of all his books, not just this series that i havent enjoyed, but i really like his odd thomas series, as the stories play well with my own imagination. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read saint odd.
A thriller written by dean koontz, odd thomas is the first in a series of novels with odd as the protagonista reluctant hero born to set wrongs in the world right. I respect and admire his skillful handling of the writing craft. He is a twentyyearold man who lives in the fictional desert town of pico mundo, california, and is able to see the spirits of the dead. Humility is the most endearing quality dean koontz gives odd thomas. Odd thomas is one of dean koontz s more heavily moralised horror thrillers, but is nonetheless charming and terrifying. The 400 million copy worldwide bestseller dean koontz is at his very best in this criticallyacclaimed pageturner soon to be a major motion picture. A young man who can see and speak with the dead, as well as perceive the demonlike bodachs that swarm around people fated to be involved in disaster and death, thomas has kept his abilities hidden, trying to live a. He has written under the pen names of david axton, gerda ann cerra and brian coffey. Odd thomas is the name of a fictional character created by dean koontz.1280 374 275 15 811 286 1081 40 972 771 1509 1142 324 682 373 359 328 381 588 68 912 694 738 1511 522 571 264 1541 1384 1558 1267 600 8 981 1382 1117 79 528 268 71 648