The Paranormal Bibliophile

{November 7, 2012}   Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas (novel)

Odd Thomas (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dean Koontz writes this series about an unlikely young protagonist who receives clues from the dead in order to prevent catastrophe.  On the surface, Odd Thomas seems like an unremarkable individual with a dead-end job flipping burgers with no aspirations.  He speaks to the reader as the quintessential definition of average, except for his ability to see the dead.  Koontz’s deliberate portrayal of Odd Thomas as ordinary in the beginning of the series is an amusing and flippant contrast to his title of the series.  In addition, it allows the reader to empathize with Thomas as he has quite reasonable responses dilemmas throughout the story.  The best parts of the series are Odd Thomas’ personal reflections, which are quite humorous, and the surprising dead people he meets along his journeys.  Here is another great hero that is loyal to his friends and never fails to place himself in harms way to protect them.  There are five books in the series so far, with Odd Thomas as book #1.

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