Mind you… I wouldn’t consider this full-on “horror” (at least not the way Dean Koontz usually does it). This has it’s serious creep-factor, but there’s just something about it that eases the “scary” and seems more… “Supernatural”/”Buffy the Vampire Slayer-ish” (and my husband said reminds him a bit of True Blood). 😐 Okay… sure.
The movie as a whole was fun and freaky and just plain great! But OMG the incredible, sweeeeet LOVE story. That part had me emotionally riveted (and full-on connected). You’ll see. There’s just no way you won’t feel what I felt, and react the way I did.
Okay, and yes… I totally cheated and only watched the movie (not the book). But just think… if the movie had that much of an effect on me (I’m still thinking about it, two days later) can you imagine the books??! Even some of our fav authors loved ’em like crazy.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Hello my friends. I took a two hour movie break. I just want to tell you… WATCH Odd Thomas (or read it… it’s a series by Dean Koontz). I just watched the movie (I’m assuming it’s book #1). I’m telling you right now…. AWESOME. And you’ll understand why I say awesome at some point. I won’t say a word more.
Hang: I was looking at this!!! I saw it on my Amazon Prime and I love Anton Yelchin, thanks for letting us know
Maryse’s Book Blog: WATCH IT WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!! Don’t let the title allow you from missing an absolute amazing story. And Yes. I liked my own comment and status. It was that good. 😛
Tina: I watched it the other night, really enjoyed it. I have read the first few books, I really enjoyed them!
Maryse’s Book Blog: WOW I was taken totally by surprise. This one is “horror” but not near as “horror” as his usual. I can only say… so much more than that.
April: I totally loved it!!!!
Kristi: Loved the book and the movie!!
JM Darhower: The movie was okay for me but the book is absolutely AMAZING. It’s one of my favorite series. On second thought… that might be why the movie was just okay for me. Hard to live up to a good book lol
Maryse’s Book Blog: LOL!!! Yah if I had read THAT book OMG I woulda freaked I’m sure. I’m almost glad I got the easier “movie” version. LOL!
Sarah: It was good! I started reading the books after I saw the movie.
April: I love those books read them years ago and just watched the movie two weeks ago. My 13 nephew even loved it. Wish all our books were turned into movies.
Susan: I’ve read it, looking forward to watching it.
Sara: Loved that book!
Argie: I was reading “Taut” by J.A Huss and “Ford” was saying how much he loved those books!!!
Jocelyn: Odd Thomas is great book! love Dean Koontz I haven’t watched the movie yet but its on my list.
JM Darhower: The books are actually quite funny, in my opinion. There’s a character in them that’s not really in the movie that keeps things amusing.
Nicole: The ****** had my hubby tearing up a little and me bawling.
Maryse: Oh yes the tears were streaming for me… big fat non-stop tears. I LOVE being connected like that.
About book #1
“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. 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.
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.
- Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel #1
- Forever Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel #2
- Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel #3
- Odd Hours: An Odd Thomas Novel #4
- Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure #4.5
- Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel #5
- Deeply Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel #6
- Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel #7 – expected release date December 9th 2014