Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Spotlight: Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas #5) by Dean Koontz


I have always loved Dean Koontz but it has been a while since I read anything until recently when I read 77  Shadow Street (review will follow shortly).  But the ODD THOMAS series is different than his normal novels and the first one in the series blew us away.  So off course we have to continue the series as the fifth in the series is released today.

Expected publication:

31 July 2012

Odd Apocalypse: A Novel (Odd Thomas, #5)

The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .

The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of darkness he has never before encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and those who inhabit it.

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.
A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a reason, and he’s promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form—as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.


  1. I'm looking forward to this book even though I was rather disappointed in the last book. Not enough conclusion to many of the dangly bits. I fairly recently read 77 Shadow St. too (review is on my blog at )

    1. I agree, Christina. The books that followed never lived up to the original.

  2. I'm very much looking forward to this book! I agree with Christina, the last Odd novel wasn't my favorite. I did enjoy the novellas though. I'm still holding out hope for Odd and Christopher Snow to join forces!

    1. Yes, I think it is difficult to come close to the first ODD THOMAS BOOK! :) What a twist . . .

  3. I've never read any of Dean Koontz's books. *blushes with embarrassment.* He's written so many books, I'm actually not sure where I should start in terms of his books. What are some of your favourite novels of his?

    1. Tammy

      Wow, never??

      I would suggest that you read the first ODD THOMAS book - it has an amazing twist. When I read the ending, I immediately started re-reading the last few chapters to see if I could catch it. Excellent book. I have never been caught out like that by a book before!

      Odd Thomas as well as FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE and LIFE EXPEDIENCY are must reads. They are not horrors but more about "special" people (definately not ordinary people with normal lifes!).

      If you enjoy horrors, I could recommend some of his horrors as well - lol


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