Never realized dean koontz had such a great sense of humor. Odd thomas, i thought, this is liable to be more than one book, but at most i. Novels in the odd thomas series that stand out among the rest are odd thomas, forever odd, and saint odd. Odd thomas is a kind and gentle young man of twentyone. I picked up this book and the next in the series, forever odd, and thought sure, why. Explore the list of this authors books that have been made into movies, including odd thomas. Before his chat with fans, dean koontz answers our questions. Despite koontz hypersuccess he has sold more than 300 million copies of his books those who know him describe him in much the same way as readers might describe odd thomas downtoearth. It is directed, written, and coproduced by stephen sommers and stars anton yelchin as odd thomas, with willem dafoe as wyatt porter, and addison timlin as stormy llewellyn. Books by dean koontz authors like dean koontz what. Dean koontz was born in 1945 in everett, pennsylvania.
Those book include fiction, comics, trixie, and odd thomas. Haunted by dreams of an allencompassing red tide, odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small california coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Odd thomas 2003 forever odd 2005 brother odd 2006 odd hours 2008 odd interlude 2012 novella a threepart ebook. Dean koontz s odd thomas 4 book bundle get all caught up with the first four novels of dean koontz s beloved series odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, and odd hours. The 16 best dean koontz books every fan should read reedsy. 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. Odd is the name he was given by his parents at birth and hes even more unusual than his name suggests. List of dean koontz books, stories, and other writings. However, he also adds elements of other genres such as horror, scifi, mystery and satire. He is a twenty year old man who lives in the california desert and works as a short order cook. Dean koontz hardcover books for sale in stock ebay.
He leads an unusual life the spirits of the lingering dead come to him for justice. Find the complete odd thomas book series by dean koontz. 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. In odd we trust 2008 with queenie chan odd is on our side 2010 with fred van lente house of odd 2012 written with landry q. In his final year a piece of his won a fiction competition held by atlantic monthly, which marked the beginning of his determination to become a writer. Having written so many different works, some of his most popular are. Odd hours compared to the previous books was slightly more violent but it was great reading and the disaster which odd foresees was shocking and i feel will continue in the next untitled book of the series. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twentyyearold short order cook named odd thomas. 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 next thing i knew, and even though i had never before or since written a. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontzs dazzling new york times. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twentyyearold shortorder cook named odd thomas. In recent years, his series featuring odd thomas a young fry cook with paranormal powers. Jan 14, 2020 responding to the wishes of his readers, koontz turned out several more odd thomas novels, as well as a digital series and a graphic novel based on the popular character, in addition to other work. Prolific novelist dean koontz signs fivebook deal with. Odd thomas is a twenty yearold fry cook and talented writer from california who can converse with the dead. Click on a title, author name or category to see similar books. 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. Odd thomas is the name of a fictional character created by dean koontz. In recent years, his series featuring odd thomas a. The odd thomas series, which as spawned graphic novels that serve as prequels. Here is a complete list of dean koontz movies by year.
Odd thomas is the greatest character dean koontz has ever created. 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. Dean koontzs popularity has helped him rank next to authors such as stephen king. I thought about odd long after i put the book down, and it definitely made me want to read more.
Following the success of the novel, six sequels, forever odd 2005, brother odd 2006, odd hours 2008. He was educated at shippensburg state college now known as shippensburg university. Usa today the nice young fry cook with the occult powers is koontzs most likable creation. Books by dean koontz authors like dean koontz what should. The author also will release a collection of six short thrillers, titled. 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. Odd thomas is a 2014 american supernatural mystery thriller film based on dean koontz s novel of the same name. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Odd has to stop a new guy who comes to the town of pico mundo looking to bring a.
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. 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. What is the order of the books in the odd thomas series. 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 the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. This all seems rather normal, he has a girlfriend and several close friends. Odd thomas caught my eye because it looked more quirky than creepy, plus ive never read anything by dean koontz and i wanted to see why hes so popular. 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. The book, which was well received and lauded by critics, went on to become a new york times bestseller.
Toward the end of the decade, dean koontz stated he fell in love with a new character, jane hawk, in the silent corner and anticipates several. After graduating, koontz became a tutor and counselor for the. Dean koontz s is a well know author who has written a wide variety of books. Odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, odd hours by dean koontz 4.
Odd thomas is a 20 american supernatural mystery thriller film based on dean koontz s novel of the same name. The first novel in the series and a great place to start. Odd thomas series by dean koontz meet your next favorite book. He became odd thomas, and as i totally suspended my disbelief, odd thomas became real. Responding to the wishes of his readers, koontz turned out several more odd thomas novels, as well as a digital series and a graphic novel based on the popular character, in addition to other work. Odd thomas became an instant new york times bestseller, and subsequently as a boxoffice sensation in the 20 movie adaptation. Dean koontz is one of the worlds most popular novelists, with 450 million books sold worldwide. Meet odd thomas, the unassuming young hero of dean koontzs dazzling new york times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life. Odd thomas, a fry cook who can communicate with the dead, in the fictional small town. Dean koontzs is a well know author who has written a wide variety of books. The night window jane hawk series, book 6 by dean koontz hardcover, 2019 4.
In line with the 12 months of reading goodness challenge, october is the month to read a book with a supernatural or paranormal theme. Dean and his wife are as successful as anyone yet they are nonassuming and nonegotistical, said smith. 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. Their newest book is devoted and was released on march, 31st 2020. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. He has written under the pen names of david axton, gerda ann cerra and brian coffey. I havent read dean koontz in years, and i wanted to see if id made a hasty judgment about him being not so good. If you liked odd thomas by dean koontz, here are some books like this. He wrote a book called lightning that i liked, but others i read were, as they say, meh. Odd thomas odd is a shortorder cook in a small desert town, pico mundo, california.
Jan 26, 2015 dean koontz is one of the worlds most popular novelists, with 450 million books sold worldwide. Odd thomas was a thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing book. Hes funny, humble, immensely likable, courageous, and just a joy to read about. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. In forever odd, author dean koontz continues the story that he began in odd thomas. Created by author dean koontz, odd thomas is a shortorder cook. The odd thomas book series by dean koontz includes books odd thomas, forever odd, brother odd, and several more. In the year 2008, dean was ranked as the sixth highest paid author, at an approximated 25 million dollars each year. Dean and his wife are as successful as anyone yet they are.
Beginning in 1968, his career has spawned 80 standalone novels, 74 shortfiction stories, and four series of novels, selling over 450 million copies worldwide. Odd thomas is a series of thriller novels by prolific american author dean koontz featuring the title character. Im going to get a copy of forever odd from the library which i couldnt do with odd thomas, because someone had never returned the librarys only copy. Dean koontz is an extremely prolific author known for his suspense thriller novels. Seattle postintelligencer odd thomas is one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction. Listened to every word while driving across the desert. Odd hours is the fourth book in the odd thomas series by dean koontz. Then ill be able to read brother odd, which certainly has to be tired of waiting on me. Dean koontz began the odd thomas book series in 2003 with the title novel, odd thomas, and is still ongoing.
Odd thomas is a thriller novel by american writer dean koontz, published in 2003. Dean koontzs odd thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in listeners 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. See the complete odd thomas series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanityand moral outrage. Odd thomas odd thomas book 1 forever odd odd thomas book 2 brother odd odd. But they do try to communicate, with a shortorder cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. 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.548 75 1496 150 1185 965 1598 1266 294 1203 806 874 1598 1259 5 432 861 86 645 974 651 953 1587 1534 1124 895 6 237 983 983 1330 568 404