Odd Interlude

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007509103

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2412

Small-town guy meets big-time evil... A spine-tingling Odd Thomas novella.

Odd Interlude

A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

Author: Dean Ray Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536592

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 7110

Odd Thomas visits Harmony Corner, a seemingly peaceful ten-cottage motor lodge where evil awaits, in a thriller that takes place between the events of "Odd Hours" and "Odd Apocalypse."

Odd Interlude #3 (An Odd Thomas Story)

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536789

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 6507

Leading up to the highly anticipated arrival of Odd Apocalypse this summer, catch up with Odd Thomas in Odd Interlude, a special three-part eBook series by #1 bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz! Here is the spine-tingling 58-page third installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure. THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT. Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye—and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse! “Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today “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 “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

Odd Interlude #1 (An Odd Thomas Story)

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536584

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 2062

Leading up to the highly anticipated arrival of Odd Apocalypse this summer, catch up with Odd Thomas in Odd Interlude, a special three-part eBook series by #1 bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz! Here is the spine-tingling 70-page first installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure. THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT. Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye—and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse! “Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today “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 “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

Odd Interlude Part Two

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007468482

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6943

The first part of a spine-tingling 3-part Odd Thomas novella, exclusively in ebook. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse. Small-town guy meets big-time evil...

Odd Interlude #2 (An Odd Thomas Story)

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536770

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 8532

Leading up to the highly anticipated arrival of Odd Apocalypse this summer, catch up with Odd Thomas in Odd Interlude, a special three-part eBook series by #1 bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz! Here is the spine-tingling 72-page second installment of this super-charged stand-alone Odd adventure. THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT. Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye—and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse! “Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today “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 “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

Odd Interlude Part Three

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007468490

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3033

The first part of a spine-tingling 3-part Odd Thomas novella, exclusively in ebook. Includes a preview of the next thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Odd Thomas series: Odd Apocalypse. Small-town guy meets big-time evil...

Seelenlos

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078512

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8659

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.

Meer der Finsternis

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641034221

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8973

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: 2203

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: 889

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

Schattennacht

Roman

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078504

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 973

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: 496

View: 4649

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 ...

Todeszeit

Thriller

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078520

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1138

Würdest du für deine Liebe töten? „Wir haben deine Frau. Für zwei Millionen Dollar kriegst du sie wieder.“ Der mittellose Gärtner Mitch hält diesen Anruf zunächst für einen Scherz. Doch dann erschießt der Entführer einen zufälligen Passanten, um zu zeigen, wie ernst er es meint. 60 Stunden bleiben Mitch im Wettlauf gegen einen Feind, für den Erpressung nur der Anfang eines mörderischen Spiels ist ...

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: 3153

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

The Transvestite Achilles

Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid

Author: P. J. Heslin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446730

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8362

Statius' Achilleid is a playful, witty, and open-ended epic in the manner of Ovid. As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, the poet brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behaviour: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a broad interpretive framework. The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that have been adduced to explain Achilles' transvestism. The study's expansive approach, which includes Ovid and Ovidian reception, psychoanalytic perspectives and theorizations of gender in antiquity, makes it essential reading not only for students of Statius, but for students of Latin literature, and of gender in antiquity.

Todesstunde

Thriller - Detective Michael Bennett

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641089972

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1501

Er mordet nach einem grausamen Plan. Er zieht die Fäden. Er ist die Spinne im Netz. Und er ist noch lange nicht am Ziel Seinen wohlverdienten Urlaub hat sich Detective Michael Bennett anders vorgestellt: Kaum zur Ruhe gekommen, erreicht ihn die Nachricht eines vermeintlichen Bombenanschlags auf die New York Public Library. Die Bombe ist nur eine Attrappe – doch die Erleichterung schlägt in Entsetzen um, als klar wird, dass es sich um eine Warnung handelt: Dies ist der Beginn einer Reihe grausamer Verbrechen, die New York in Angst versetzt. Mithilfe der FBI-Agentin Emily Parker gelingt es Bennett schließlich, das Muster des Killers aufzudecken – und das ungeheure Ausmaß seines Plans.

Lichtlos 1

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641095271

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4443

Geradezu magnetisch wird Odd Thomas, der sympathische Grillkoch, von Orten angezogen, an denen das Böse herrscht. So gelangt er auf seiner Reise auch in das Motel Harmony Corner, dessen freundlicher Name reine Fassade ist: In Wahrheit ist die Eigentümerfamilie von einer dunklen Macht besessen, die sie zwingt, namenloses Grauen zu verüben ... In drei Teilen erzählt Lichtlos eine atemberaubende Odd-Thomas-Episode. Die nächste große Station von Odds Reise in die Finsternis ist nachzulesen in: Schwarze Fluten.

Scarlet und der Zauberschirm – Die wundersame Reise durch die Nacht

Author: Cerrie Burnell

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733649362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1435

Mit dem fliegenden Zauberschirm auf Entdeckungsreise! Niemand weiß, wer die Eltern der kleinen Scarlet sind. Am allerwenigsten sie selbst. Scarlet lebt glücklich zusammen mit ihrem Kater Mitternacht bei ihrer Großtante in der phantastischen Wolkenstadt. Eines Tages findet sie heraus, dass sie mit ihrem roten Regenschirm fliegen kann. Bei einem Flug durch die Nacht lernt sie eine Seiltänzerin kennen, die sie mit zum Zirkus der Träume nimmt. Nie hätte sich Scarlet träumen lassen, dass sie gerade dort etwas über ihre Eltern erfahren wird ... Mit zauberhaften Bildern von Laura Ellen Anderson

The Arts at a New Frontier

The National Endowment for the Arts

Author: Fannie Taylor,Anthony L. Barresi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461327318

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 2488

Profound changes were taking place in American society during the period of the 1960s and 1970s when legislation for the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities was enacted and the agencies went into operation. It was a period of soul-searching by the American public when the cherished prejudices and civil inequities of the past decades were wiped out and old wounds began to heal; at the same time, however, the Vietnam War was creating new fissures and antagonisms. Into this newly healing, newly questioning society, congressional action thrust the National Council on the Arts in 1964, and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965. Their mission was to encourage and support the arts, and the men and women charged with this responsibility went about their work with the zeal and enthusiasm of religious converts. The idea of even a minute amount of federal financial assistance to the country's chronically beleaguered and often impoverished artists and arts organi zations seemed strange to a segment of the population that had existed in forgot ten independence from government intervention. Many of the nation's artists and arts leaders were wary, partly because of the uncertainties and constraints of previous patterns of governmental support.