First name Odd, last name Thomas. This quirky and touching story of a 20-year-old short-order cook with paranormal abilities is spun with stylistic grace by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas #1
Featuring: Odd Thomas
Add to Wish List
Horror | Thriller
"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. 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 the
world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe itâ€™s a
curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best
by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want
justice, and Oddâ€™s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's
sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime.
Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's
A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a
filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's
worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following
him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not
even Oddâ€™s deceased informants can tell him. His most
ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar
for August 15.
Today is August 14.
In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a
day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert
sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world,
struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his
soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes
the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering
days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is
the stuff of our worst nightmares--and a testament by which
to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a
full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!