Author(s): Dean Koontz
The 400 million copy worldwide bestseller Dean Koontz is at his very best in this critically-acclaimed page-turner - soon to be a major motion picture. Find out why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller's most-loved creation. Odd by name, a hero by nature. He's Odd. Odd Thomas, to be precise. Genius fry-cook at the Pico Mundo grill; boyfriend to the gorgeous Stormy Llewellyn - and possibly the only person with a chance of stopping one of the worst crimes in the bloody history of murder... Something evil has come to the desert town that Odd and Stormy call home. It comes in the form of a mysterious man with a macabre appetite, a filing cabinet full of information on the world's worst killers, and strange, hyena-like shadows following him wherever he goes. Odd is worried. He knows things, sees things - about the living, the dead and the soon to be dead. Things that he has to act on. Now he's terrified for Stormy, himself and Pico Mundo. Because he knows that on Wednesday August 15, a savage, blood-soaked whirlwind of violence and murder will devastate the town. Today is August 14. And Odd is far from sure he can stop the coming storm...
'Dean Koontz straddles the genres, and pretty successfully, too ! Odd Thomas is a short-order cook in a restaurant in Pico Mundo, a small town in the Mohave Desert. He also has an instinct for people who are going to cause mayhem. And when one of them turns up and orders breakfast, the novel kicks into gear ! Odd Thomas is certainly a page-turner - this is a read-at-a-sitting novel - with a terrific final twist' - The Observer 'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' - The Times 'Koontz has near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match' - Los Angeles Times 'A modern Swift ! a master satirist.' - Entertainment Weekly 'If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.' - Playboy 'Dean Koontz writes page-turners, middle-of-the-night sneak-up-behind-you suspense thrillers. He touches our hearts and tingles our spines.' - Washington Post Book World 'Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. Serious writers might do well to study his technique.' - New York Times Book Review 'Fast-paced and dark ! Koontz knows we live in a world where evil delights in justifying itself ! Classic literature that deserves a place on the bookshelf beside Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.' - California Literary Review 'Koontz is writing right where popular culture swells into something larger, just as it did for Homer, Shakespeare, and Dickens. He's got the gift.'- Australian 'Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.' - USA Today 'Inspires both chills and serious thought ! has the power to scare the daylights out of us.' - People 'The poet laureate of paranoid pop fiction.' - Denver Post 'Koontz achieves a literary miracle ! stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase.' - Boston Globe 'Near Dickensian powers of description.' - Los Angeles Times
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California