Odd Thomas: Odd Thomas Series, Book 1
Now a major motion picture starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Addison Timlin, and directed by Stephen Sommers "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 it'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 Odd'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 different. 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 Odd'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.
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|Grouping Author||koontz dean r|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 11:47:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 11:49:06AM|
|auth_author2||Baker, David Aaron, 1963-, Kessler, Robert., Moscowitz, Orli.|
|author||Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-|
|author2-role||Baker, David Aaron,1963-|Narrator, Kessler, Robert.|Production personnel, Moscowitz, Orli.|Production personnel|
|author_display||Koontz, Dean R|
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|detailed_location_school||Antioch High - Teen Fiction, Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction, Hillwood High - Teen Fiction, Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|
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.
"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. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it's different.
A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz's most enduring works.
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|series||Odd Thomas novels|
|series_with_volume||Odd Thomas novels|1|
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Cooks -- Fiction, Deserts -- Fiction, Horror tales, American, Large type books, Love stories, American, Mediums -- Fiction, Murderers -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Young men -- Fiction|
|title_full||Odd Thomas / Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas Odd Thomas Series, Book 1, Odd Thomas [sound recording] / Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas [text (large print)] / Dean Koontz|
|title_sub||Odd Thomas Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Cooks, Deserts, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Horror tales, American, Large type books, Love stories, American, Mediums, Murderers, Psychological fiction, American, Thriller, Young men|