Saturday, September 27, 2008

Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz

While at the American Library Association in Anaheim last summer I had the opportunity to listen to Dean Koontz. He was promoting his latest Odd Thomas novel Odd Hours. I have always equated Dean Koontz with scary and horror, but his talk had me laughing from start to finish. So does his Odd Thomas series. While dealing with the supernatural Odd comes across as an ordinary fellow with unusual acquaintances. He can see the dead, but he can’t talk to them. Instead of ignoring them, he tries to help them, and maybe bring them justice. Odd also approaches life with a strong streak of the ironic. This mixture has inspired a large fan club of followers. Odd has his own myspace page with mini-webisodes. To view these go to

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