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Brother Odd By Dean Koontz,

  • Title: Brother Odd
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780553804805
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature.ThrLoop 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, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature.Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time 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.St Bartholomew s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell ringing Brother Constantine and Odd s steady companion, the King of Rock n Roll.But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey s most precious charges For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.
    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 and Stormy is d

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    1. The thing with this series is that no matter how pointless each book may seem, I still find myself enjoying each one way or another This is the third one and I still don t see the point of the series, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.The whole book was composed of father ____ and sister ____ did this and that Plus Odd trying to explain that he s not crazy It was an easy listen, plus David Erin Baker narrated it perfectly I really liked the way he did it It felt natural Even the way he portrayed the [...]

    2. I love Odd Thomas I think he is a great character endearing, quirky, funny All the qualities I would want in a good friend And of course, his ability to see ghosts, and his fundamental compassion towards those spirits, makes him special and even admirable.So I was fully expecting to love this book, as I did the first two in this series Odd Thomas and Forever Odd.Unfortunately, SPOILER ALERT the climax of this book was very disappointing It lasted approximately 1 and 1 2 pages out of the 430 pag [...]

    3. B A D B O O K Koont z purple prose give me a migraine and makes me want to kill This book will give your pets cholera.This book is responsible for increases in the gas tax.This book emanates the odor of previously owned Romano cheese.This book slapped my husband.This book voted for Bush.

    4. Read July 8, 2008I really enjoy this series I love Odd and how, without even trying, or even wanting to, lives up to his name Odd is struggling with his loss Even with all that happened in the previous book and maybe because of it , he is still almost consumed by the loss of his forever love , Stormy Llewellyn He has retreated to St Bartholomew s Abbey to live amongst the monks and the Nun s, who run a school hospital for children who the world has forgotten or doesn t want any to try and find p [...]

    5. Odd Thomas is such an awesome character I loved his integrity, his dry humor and his bravery I recall reading a quote, something along the lines that bravery isn t the absence of fear, it s the presence of fear but the willingness to do what is needed, anyway That describes Odd Thomas to a T.

    6. This is the fourth time I ve actually read Brother Odd Good thing for to help me keep track of how many times Brother Odd is among my favorites in the Odd Thomas series For a long time, I said it was my favorite but now I am rather partial to Odd Interlude and Odd Apocalypse.I like the idea of creating our own reality which I hadn t seen in Koontz s works since By the Light of the Moon , From the Corner of His Eye and most recently experienced in Ashley Bell.The most impressive thing to me is st [...]

    7. To be honest, three stars was pretty generous, but I just have a hard time giving less unless a book is crap Don t get me wrong this is far from crap, but unfortunately I liked it least of the three books in this series Maybe I was just over the premise, but I found many of the characters in this book to be ridiculous, including Mr Thomas himself I was annoyed by his endless witty sarcastic funny comments It was like he was living one long CBS comedy And it wasn t just him everyone from the nuns [...]

    8. When I m working hard on cleaning, organizing, repairing, or any of the mundane chores of life, I like to listen to audio books I listened to Brother Odd over a three day period, and I found myself smiling and occasionally, unintentionally, pausing to listen instead of work It was a fun mix of I see dead people, Catholicism, Quantum smoke and mirrors, and mad scientist egoism I love the compassion and respect Koontz brings to the perspective of people who are generally dismissed in our culture a [...]

    9. I didn t care that much for the second book in the Odd Thomas series but this third book really kicked it up a notch I thought the end came a bit too easily, but there was a lot of genuine tension throughout the book and some very nice description to go along with interesting characters.

    10. It s been a while since I ve read the Odd Thomas series, I had to go back and refresh my memory a little bit before jumping into this book, and I m glad I did Brother Odd was an entertaining and fun read, had some comedy in it, some parts making me laugh out loud It did however take a bit to figure out the plot, and what s going on But as I read , it started making sense.No matter how weird or strange his books can be, I gotta say Dean Koontz is a phenomenal writer

    11. Brother Odd is Dean Koontz s redemption piece after the fiasco that was Forever Odd, whether or not the author thinks so is beside the point He redeemed himself in my eyes Everything I hated from the second book is thankfully absent from the third, while everything I adored about the first book returns in abundance Odd doesn t have to spend 120 pages walking this time around because he s already at the site of the book s action I have read other reviews that complain about the story line being t [...]

    12. This was not my favorite Odd book I still enjoyed it and I loved many of the characters, but something central to the plot was not what I was hoping for view spoiler Originally, I thought the white bony things were too much added paranormal, then I thought adding Death was over the top However, when all was explained it was just too science fictiony for me hide spoiler I much prefer Odd to be the most unrealistic part of the book I can deal with him seeing ghosts and even bodachs This book, howe [...]

    13. The third instalment of Odd and it seems that Koontz is running out of ideas which is a shame as there is a fourth one on the way Odd is now holed up in a monastery as he can t deal with a normal life any However, wouldn t you just know it, evil lurks there as well and Odd is once again pressed into the role of reluctant hero It s a shame that the character has been somewhat spoiled by some truly awful supporting cast I know you need to suspend belief a bit and allow for strange characters to a [...]

    14. Third in the Odd Thomas horror lite series about a young man needing to retreat from his horrific life.Horror lite Yeah, what else can you call it when the story is both warm and creepily weird My TakeWell, I was dying to know what and why Odd sought out a monastery And Koontz delivered with warmth and homeyness even as violence broke out It s an odd mixture of science and the metaphysical, not at all what I would expect But then, neither is Odd.The peace and vitality with which Koontz invested [...]

    15. Having reread Brother Odd, I ve decided that I enjoyed this volume than the first book in the series In addition to Odd s continuous wit, there s a group of badass monks and nuns who help defend a school of vulnerable children against evil creatury things that are going to kill them and if that isn t awesome, then I don t know what is.As I ve been rereading this series, I ve fallen into long bouts of introspection in which I ponder the human condition much as Odd himself does Odd is always on t [...]

    16. I love Dean Koontz I love Odd Thomas In fact, I love that Dean Koontz loves Odd Thomas enough to write a third and I m guessing, soon a fourth book about him So I may be a little biased in saying that BROTHER ODD is one of my favorite books of the year Odd has left Pico Mundo to join the nuns and brothers in a monastery Although he s not taking his vows, he s been enjoying the peace and quiet and relative safety that being with these brothers and sisters of Christ has brought He s also enjoyed t [...]

    17. 4 4.5 starsThis was a really good addition to the Odd Thomas series Due to the tragedies that Odd has experienced, he felt a need at the end of book 2 to get away from all who know him and gain quiet and solitude to heal Odd goes to a monastery where he stays as a guest and takes time to regain himself Unfortunately, after being there for 7 month, Odd encounters some freaky stuff that seems to threaten the monks, nuns and the children that the nuns take care of Odd, with some help from a hulking [...]

    18. This one has been my favorite of the series so far It has the interesting setting of a monastery, as Odd goes to hides and recollect himself of course, trouble follows him wherever he goes He begins to see bodachs again, which are the creepy shadowy figures that seem to hang around whenever death is imminent I picture the shadowy creatures from the movie Ghost I just dated myself, I know Great movie though The story itself was decent, but what made it great for me was the cast of characters for [...]

    19. More horror, less humor For years this was my favorite one of the bunch because of the horror aspect Then the fifth book came out and this one became a distant second This time around I wasn t as crazy about it because there weren t that many quotable moments Sigh I really wanted to inflict many quotes on all of my buddies.Still, there s always Rodion Romanovich The convos between those two are hilarious.

    20. I found it comforting to find Odd Thomas in a monastery after the loss of Stormy Thinking at first to escape but then actually there to help others, both living and dead, in his selfless way I continue to be intrigued with him and look forward to the next chapter book of his life.

    21. Mmmm, I dropped an extra star for this one over the first two in the series Let s go over why view spoiler It was sort of inherently preachy in this book than the others, with the pro God pro Christian thing The basic conclusion at the end of the book was that trying to use science to better understand God was not only flawed, but blasphemous Although I myself am an atheist, as someone with a science background who was raised Roman Catholic and still have many friends who do believe in God from [...]

    22. The adventures of Odd Thomas take place in a monastery this time Our unlikely hero has retreated pardon the pun to a monastery for some much needed peace But as is the norm for Odd, trouble in the form of the dreaded bodachs find him Now he must figure out what is drawing them to the children being cared for in the ancient abbey.As is usual in this series the characters are as unique as Odd himself.The monks and their background are given plenty of space I enjoy Odd s self deprecating humor and [...]

    23. You can read this review and others at my book blog site, joshsbookcorner Seven months have past since we last heard from Odd Thomas He has left Pico Mundo to live with the monks at St Bartholomew s Abbey He hopes to find peace and quite within himself as a guest there After a monk goes missing, Odd sees a bodach Bodachs are a sign of destruction The only one who can save the monks, sisters, and kids from the danger is once again Odd Thomas This entire plot is great but what you want to know is [...]

    24. So far, this is the best book in the series for the creepiness factor alone Odd Thomas is a genuine humanitarian which is really showcased in this installment Among the monastery environs lies an orphage that caters to the severely handicapped Odd s handling of these fragile children during the crisis is masterful and heart felt The plight of these children in the story hell even in real life is heart breaking It s embarrasing to know that we humans treat anyone like this especially those who ne [...]

    25. Initially, this book started off on the same pace as the other books and I almost got worried that this one is going to just be the same thing all over again Even though I raved about the first two books, if he kept on telling the same story just with a slight twist here and there, I would have been very disappointed Luckily this book is a step up from the previous books not that they weren t great also and I was captivated by the new mystery you ll have to read it to understand what I mean by t [...]

    26. At this point in the series, Odd is kind of like Caine from Kung Fu He wanders the land looking for supernatural mysteries that he can make right in some twisted karmic redemption plot that he has going Still, at least this opens up Odd s normally insular little desert existence to something like a monastery plagued by quantum bone monsters where your only allies seem to be the roughest bunch of monks ever assembled, from the former mob heavyweight Brother Knuckles, no joke to the crime reporte [...]

    27. I was given this book as a diversion while hospitalized It served that purpose but little else While the character Odd Thomas initially shows some promise, he is never fully developed The author adds numerous comments in the first person narrative regarding events which have no relevance to this story I realize this is the third in a series, but the interjections only allude to the first books and add nothing to either the character or the plot of this book While the plot begins interestingly en [...]

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