Forever Odd

An Odd Thomas Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307414310

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1561

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

Seelenlos

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078512

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6604

Der zweite Roman um Odd Thomas Als sein kranker Freund entführt wird, macht sich Odd Thomas fieberhaft auf die Suche nach ihm. Die Spur führt Odd in ein ausgebranntes Indianercasino in der kalifornischen Wüste. Eine mörderische Falle, wie sich bald herausstellt. Denn dort erwartet ihn Dattura, die selbst ernannte Schamanin eines Kultes, der Odd das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt.

Forever Odd

Author: Dean Ray Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553384512

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 2593

In the unique world of Pico, Odd--an unforgettable hero who lives between the living and the dead--takes a stand against evil in a battle where there are no innocent bystanders. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.

Meer der Finsternis

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641034221

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 879

Die dunkelste Nacht des Lebens beginnt Odd Thomas ist ein bescheidener, freundlicher Grillkoch mit besonderen Gaben. Wie von einer unsichtbaren Kraft gezogen, gelangt er in ein scheinbar beschauliches Küstendorf. Hier sucht ihn ein ständig wiederkehrender Alptraum heim: Ein blutrotes Meer verschlingt alles Lebendige. Doch zunächst sind es Menschen, die ihm nach dem Leben trachten – gnadenlos und unendlich böse. Odd Thomas hat seine Freundin bei einem grausamen Attentat verloren, sein bester Freund wurde entführt, und selbst in einem verlassenen Kloster suchte ihn das Böse heim. Die ruhigen Zeiten, da er noch als zufriedener Grillkoch lebte, der manchmal den Toten helfen konnte, scheinen für immer vorbei zu sein. Wieder zerrt eine übermenschliche Kraft an ihm, und als er ihr folgt, landet er in einem kleinen, scheinbar ruhigen kalifornischen Küstenort. Schon kurz nach seiner Ankunft quält ihn ein Alptraum: Eine blutrote, apokalyptische Flut vernichtet alles Lebende. Bei einem Abendspaziergang auf dem Pier überkommt ihn eine ähnliche Vision – und schon kurz darauf bricht das reale Grauen aus. Drei finstere Gestalten machen gnadenlos Jagd auf ihn. Ein Großteil der Bevölkerung und der Polizeichef stecken offensichtlich mit ihnen unter einer Decke. Und ihr Ziel ist keinesfalls der Tod nur eines einzelnen Mannes. Sie haben Millionen von Opfern im Visier.

The Complete Odd Thomas 8-Book Bundle

Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, Odd Apocalypse, Odd Interlude, Deeply Odd, Saint Odd

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101968591

Category: Fiction

Page: 3264

View: 6323

His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now all eight novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series are together in one convenient ebook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD SAINT ODD “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

The Odd Thomas Series 7-Book Bundle

Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, Odd Apocalypse, Odd Interlude, Deeply Odd

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804180733

Category: Fiction

Page: 2912

View: 8893

His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now catch up with the first seven novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series in one convenient eBook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD Also includes an excerpt from Dean Koontz’s riveting, soul-stirring novel, The City. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804180938

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 2871

The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “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 “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune

The Odd Thomas Series 6-Book Bundle

Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, Odd Apocalypse, Odd Interlude

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345544617

Category: Fiction

Page: 2448

View: 7797

His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now catch up with the first six novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series in one convenient eBook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE Contains a preview of the next thrilling addition to the Odd Thomas series, Deeply Odd! “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ AND HIS ODD THOMAS NOVELS “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Odd Is on Our Side (Graphic Novel)

Author: Dean Koontz,Fred Van Lente

Publisher: Ballantine Group

ISBN: 0345528328

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 5735

When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side. The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can’t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point Odd in the right direction. With the help of his gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?

Schattennacht

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078504

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9166

Das Böse lauert in einem einsamen Kloster Eine windumtoste Abtei, verlassen in den Bergen der Sierra Nevada: Dies scheint Odd Thomas nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Freundin der ideale Zufluchtsort zu sein. Hier will er Ruhe finden. Doch dann verschwindet ein Mönch spurlos. Und Bodachs tauchen auf, bösartige Schattenwesen und Vorboten blutiger Katastrophen.

Die Anbetung

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078458

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7367

Nie war das Grauen bedrohlicher ... Ein merkwürdiger Fremder kommt in den kleinen Wüstenort Pico Mundo. Ihn umgeben hyänenartige Schatten, Vorboten eines fürchterlichen Todes. Doch nur der etwas einfältige Odd Thomas erkennt sie. Kann er das drohende Massaker verhindern? Odd Thomas lebt bescheiden und zufrieden als Koch in einem kleinen amerikanischen Provinznest. Hochgeistiges ist ihm fremd, doch er hat eine besondere Gabe: Er sieht die Toten und kann mit ihnen kommunizieren. Und er sieht Bodachs, lebende Schatten, die sich von Leid und Verderben nähren. Als ein merkwürdiger Fremder, umflirrt von diesen Schatten, das Restaurant betritt, in dem Odd arbeitet, weiß er, dass Fürchterliches droht. Trotz der Warnungen seiner impulsiven Freundin Stormy wagt er es, dem Mann nachzuspüren und in sein Haus einzudringen. Was er in einem Geheimzimmer findet, lässt ihm das Blut in den Adern gefrieren: einen Schrein, der all den Massenmördern dieser Welt gewidmet ist ...

The Odd Thomas Series 4-Book Bundle

Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345535030

Category: Fiction

Page: 1776

View: 4040

His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now get all caught up with the first four novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series—Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours—in an eBook bundle that will keep you up all night. ODD THOMAS The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why. But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestsellers, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil, as past and present, fate and destiny, converge. FOREVER ODD I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. BROTHER ODD Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself. ODD HOURS Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. 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 quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Contains a preview of the next thrilling addition to the Odd Thomas series, Odd Apocalypse!

A Big Little Life

A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345532511

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 3441

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life. CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8 From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Darkest Evening of the Year

A Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553904892

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9154

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion. Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she’s a legend for the risks she’ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy’s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can’t allow herself to return, Amy’s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy’ s every move and that, whoever it is, he’s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she’s always been there to save. But now there’s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.

The Husband

A Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307414328

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6727

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise that kind of money. If she’s everything to you, then you’ll find a way. Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.

Velocity

A Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307414304

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2052

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . . . If you do . . . I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours. The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher is murdered—and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it’s no joke. He’s racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: The choice is yours. Think fast. Fear never slows down. . . .

The Odd Body

Mysteries of Our Weird and Wonderful Bodies Explained

Author: Stephen Juan

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740741883

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 6536

If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: The Odd Body explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading The Odd Body is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. The Odd Body is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.

Odd Thomas Series

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007518749

Category: Fiction

Page: 2082

View: 8558

Small-town guy meets big-time evil. Five Odd Thomas novels from master storyteller and international bestseller, Dean Koontz.