Dean Koontz is an extremely prolific author known for his suspense thriller novels. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Eckles and Varner were the two gunmen that Odd subdued; Eckles first with the bat then Varner with a shot to the shoulder and head. Koontz also teased that an unnamed actor has signed on to play the title character, but refused to reveal any further details. In the final scene, Odd then sets off for Las Vegas, where he realizes he has a lot of work to do before he can be worthy of going on to the next life with Stormy. Odd then returns to Fungus Bob's home and finds evidence for the purchase of a moving van and improvised explosives, as well as websites for Satanism.
He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Odd reports on Robertson to Chief Wyatt Porter, who asks his new deputies, Varner and Eckles, to put a watch on Fungus Bob. So if you're a big fan of the series rest assured you'll enjoy this one. Despite the warnings, Annamaria, who has mysteries of her own, has hinted to Odd that Roseland has secrets far more sinister than just an unusual state of preservation. During the 60s Dean also worked for a government-funded program that sought to help violent and troubled youth. Odd is still in the company of AnnaMaria and the two dogs one being a ghost and they find themselves at the Roseland estate where once again Odd is faced with having to help a ghost along with Having read all the Odd Thomas books, and having been highly disappointed with the last two, I still had sincere hopes that Koontz would not disappoint with this new one.
This was a pretty good book for book 5 of the Odd Thomas series. Odd feels a sense of responsibility to stop whatever tragic events are about to unfold, so he puts aside personal concerns in order to uncover the coming darkness and stop it. The humor is still there. You couldn't stay away from the last thirty minutes. Odd asks what the man was wearing, and Viola describes the red and black bowling shirts from Odd's vision. He says things that he probably shouldn't in situations where silence is probably the better tact.
Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz is a frighteningly brilliant mystery novel series. Odd Thomas tells us this is a haunted house book but for my money it gets a toehold in the Lovecraftian universe before settling down solidly into H. He has psychic ability and he can see the spirits of the dead, although he is unable to talk to them. He did not live completely up to that expectation. He goes through it and picks a few at random, hands the guy a gun, and boom! Odd, now in the company of Annamaria, an enigmatic young woman who is seven months pregnant and acts as if she was much older than he is.
He pulls over to comfort her, only to hear a woman screaming. I'll be waiting patiently for it. You'll feel an affinity with each character in the story. And, while supernatural is definitely the context, I have to say that the story really ran more like a drama. What makes him special is his ability to perceive the presence of spirits of the dead. Koontz has I think so. However it is somehow problematical because the spirits cannot actually talk to him.
Dean has had twelve other works of his adapted in to film, with a 13th The Husband being planned. I'll try an hold it together until its release in July. Robertson then becomes one of the lingering dead and stalks Odd for a short time as a poltergeist. Little is explained about Robertson directly. I will read the next one simply to see if this ongoing murk ever clears up, but at this point feel it will be more from a sense of duty than anything else. He is by far one of my favorite book characters. Readers should be aware, that this novel sends Odd down into darker roads similar to Odd Hours and the situations in which he finds himself contain more horror than humor.
Odd is no passive communicator with the other side; he sees ghosts but then he helps them find justice, such as in the opening scene in which he confronts the killer of a young girl who comes to Odd for help. I actually admired what Koontz was doing with the story and world creation, and enjoyed the idea of some aspects of the character, surprisingly enough supernatural elements, and mystery. As he tries to understand her needs and help her, the sky behind her turns an unnatural color, becomes stained with the dark jet-streams of the debris of war, and he sees impossible, physical monsters wheeling to attack him. Rest assured he will rise to the occasion. Lol : Having read all the Odd Thomas books, and having been highly disappointed with the last two, I still had sincere hopes that Koontz would not disappoint with this new one.
On his way home, Odd encounters a group of faceless people wearing red and black bowling shirts who cry out to him to save them. She remained under his legal guardianship until she could become independent. Chief Porter sends Officer Simon Varner Nico Tortorella to keep an eye on the place on Odd's advice. Odd stops this gunman, but knows there are more. I bought 'Odd Thomas' on tape before a long 8 hour drive to a destination that neither my wife nor I were looking forward too. Eventually, Odd realizes that Fungus Man had a fascination with Satan and that one of Porter's officers has a tattoo similar to one Fungus Man sported. Just like the other blah details, they are just there to fill up the pages.