"Another Odd Thomas tale!"

This is the third book in the series. Odd Thomas sees dead people. Sometimes the ghosts seek him out to right a wrong. Odd tries to comfort them and hopefully help them to move on. In the opening of this book, Odd retreats to a monastery to find peace after what has happened to him in the last year, but peace doesn't last when he spots a bodach (dark shadow creatures that feed off of catastrophic events.)

Odd feels the disaster will hit the children's hospital (run by the nuns) since the bodachs are roaming the halls. Odd finds himself up against a supernatural power. With the help of the monks and nuns, Odd must find out how to stop the evil being before it's too late.

This fast-paced thriller touches on thoughts about science vs. creation, giving the story an intriguing twist. You will fall in love with the character Odd Thomas—quirky, witty and humble. I especially like Brother Knuckles and wished he had more of a part. I also liked Boo, the resident dog at the monastery and of course Elvis (who haunts Odd.) I recommend you read the series from the beginning to truly appreciate the character Odd Thomas.

Reviewed by: Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted July 4, 2008


Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature

Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Oddis about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.

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Brother Odd
(Odd Thomas series: Book 3)
by Dean Koontz

October 1, 2007
Available: October 30, 2007
ISBN #0553589105
EAN #9780553589108
464 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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Other Books by
Dean Koontz

Odd Hours
The Darkest Evening of the Year
Forever Odd
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
The Taking
Odd Thomas
The Face
By the Light of the Moon
One Door From Heaven

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