Odd Hours

Odd Hours

Book - 2008
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Haunted by dreams of a powerful red tide, Odd Thomas, accompanied by two otherworldly sidekicks--his dog Boo and the Chairman of the Board--is drawn to a small California coastal town, where nothing is at it appears and where he confronts overwhelming and sinister forces out to stop his quest.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780553807059
Branch Call Number: F KOO
Characteristics: 352 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 10, 2017

I enjoyed previous Odd Thomas books, but I found this one to be pedantic and overwritten. Gave up about halfway through.

Jul 07, 2015

Probably the worst of the series - it was absolutely tedious to get through, required more than just a complete suspension of disbelief but ALSO required you to ignore all of the rules that were set up in previous books for this "world" that Odd lives in. I pushed through and wasted my time, the end of the book was not satisfying at all, and will probably continue to be just as horrendously 'purple prosed' as the next book Koontz plans to write. I feel like his novels are all methodically the same, you can expect everything to happen within 2 days of the first opening paragraph, and it's always a big, absolutely ostentatious event that happens at the height of the conflict. Koontz has become cliché.

Jul 05, 2015

Although I read the first Odd Thomas books nearly a year ago, I have re-commenced reading the series with exceptional enthusiasm. I enjoyed so much the last two novels and look forward to the next ones. Perhaps it's because TV is such a total wasteland in the summer months; er, um, most of the year now!

Feb 04, 2015

I'm planning to read the whole series, but I'm finding the sequels less gripping than the first book. The author's voice is still entertaining, but the added layers of mystery are becoming frustrating.

BostonPL_JordanD Oct 30, 2014

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the BPL Teen Blog on 7/23/2012.

This is a continuation of Odd Thomas’s story which was started in the novel Odd Thomas. In this novel, Odd meets new friends and battles new enemies with the help of a ghost dog named Boo, the ghost of famous signer Frank Sinatra, and his own nearly psychic powers. Who’s to say which side of the law anyone is on, including the local church pastor and the Chief of Police when it comes down to a huge terrorist plot on California soil.

I have to admit, I enjoyed the first three Odd Thomas books much better than I did this one. Not to say that this novel wasn’t as well written as the others, because it certainly was. But there were a few bits dealing with the plot that didn’t work for me. One was the beginning where a few things didn’t seem very plausible. But, the part I really loved, was the scene where he had to pick on Frank Sinatra to anger him. He needed to turn the usually calm ghost into a poltergeist in order to help move the ghost on to the next world, and also to save himself from death. A fantastic scene if ever there was one.

Will my disappointments turn me away from the rest of this series? No way. Odd Apocalypse is coming out soon, and I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Jul 05, 2013

different, but I did enjoy the book. It read fairly fast and kept my attention

joshualehnerz Apr 25, 2013

Love the odd thomas series

May 13, 2012

I liked this story. Odd was at his best and funniest, but I did not care for the ending. Things were left up in the air, and no answers to any of the questions.

Nov 29, 2010

A disapointing addition to an otherwise great series. I had to completely suspend belief to make it through the hokey story.

Dec 04, 2009

Absolutely the worst book in the series. Far fetched story line that has me baffled what Dean Koontz was thinking trying to pull this on his readers.


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