Odd Apocalypse

Odd Apocalypse

Large Print - 2012
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Odd Thomas confronts deadly adversaries in a decaying estate.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2012]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2012
ISBN: 9780307990679
Branch Call Number: F KOONTZ
Characteristics: 448 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.


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Apr 23, 2019

I think this is book 5, and is one of the best in the series. Odd Thomas goes with Annamaria to an estate named Roseland in CA. Roseland is like Heart's castle, but still in a private owners hands. No Roses grow in Roseland, but something else does thrive on the grounds. The strange timeless beauty of the estate arouses Odd's curiosity, and he explores the grounds. Odd stumbles into a phantasmagorical alternative reality time lapse, with a alternative Roseland Odd is quite chilled by this first encounter of the time lapse. A ghost seeks his help in saving someone, so Odd feels compelled to investigate. Being a magnet for mayhem, this does not go well. Odd seems to trigger an increase of the time lapse which has dangerous things anxious to reach present day Roseland. Horrors that everyone in Roseland fears with good reason. Excellent read.

PimaLib_SherrieB Nov 02, 2015

A good mixture of horror, mystery, science fiction and humor that's fast-paced and entertaining. While this book reads ok as a stand alone, starting with book one in the Odd series (Odd Thomas) would provide helpful background.

Aug 20, 2014

It has been a while since I have read previous Odd Thomas books, but I have always retained the character in my head. Odds' humor, behavior, and commentary were always present. At the start of reading this, I quickly realized this is not Odd Thomas. Koontz has fallen into the "Mary Sue" of writing, himself and his political and religious beliefs have tainted Odd in ways that I do not remember him being tainted. Whether his character had progressed far beyond what I remember from the start of the series to now, remains unknown. But, I do not like what Koontz has turned Odd into, which is himself.

Overall the story was decently paced, with enough information about the previous few novels dispersed in between Odd's (odd) remarks about politicians and God (I don't remember him being so political or religious but... I digress). The plot was within the realm of other Odd Thomas novels, not too far fetched for what the fry-cook was used to dealing with, but with enough of a new edge to keep it interesting.

Jan 14, 2014

It is Odd. Yet, the writing is a little too science fiction and Odd's humor and sharp wit are off the mark. Could it be a "ghost" writer? I tend to believe it is so. It is enjoyable, there are a few recalls of previous novels and of course an Odd finish for all to give a sigh of relief. But, it just didn't follow in the footsteps of Odd benchmark novels. Maybe I just expect more, I will see with Deeply Odd.

Jul 22, 2013

Not as good as his first Odd books

Jun 22, 2013

The most entertaining of all of the "Odd Thomas" series and I've read them all, save one. Koontz' dry wit is not so dry, I caught myself chuckling constantly even in the midst of the evil, which comes in the form of spitting maids and pigmies that whirl sharper and sharper blades at Oddie, but turn in the end to be strange "heroes". But the funniest Koontz amidst all of this is when Odd is caught in the stables hiding from the pig guys in a feed bin, trying ever so hard not to sneeze...
It;s a classic Koontz horrifically funny moment!
Read it's got a feast (of words) for anyone. It's not a horror novel but a big root for the little 'ole fry cook who's out to save the world, one stranger at a time.

joshualehnerz Apr 25, 2013

Love the odd thomas series

Mar 05, 2013

I wasted my time reading this time-travel horror novel. I did, however, enjoy Koontz's excellent use of simile and metaphor throughout his story.

Oct 19, 2012

Unlike general consensus, I am n ot sure this one goes down as a "best" for me in the Odd Thomas series. However, there are many elements I loved coming across, some references to old characters/spooks.
I particularly liked the inclusion of Nikola Tesla.
A great book, and I anxiously await the next in the series.
Koontz has done it again!

byandby Oct 15, 2012

Totally excellent. Best Koontz book in a while. If Odd Thomas character is new to you, treat yourself and start at the beginning of the series. You won't be sorry.

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