The fifth Odd Thomas thriller from the master storyteller.
Odd finds refuge at a rundown mansion, but soon discovers a frightening presence.
ODD THOMAS SEES DEAD PEOPLE...They cannot speak to him nor do him harm; but still, it's unnerving, living between two worlds, standing against our darkest fears.
Just off California's Pacific Coast Highway stands Roseland: a mansion, protected by high walls.
Odd finds refuge there, with the very pregnant, and very mysterious, Annamaria.
But the house contains terrible and bloody secrets. it is haunted by lingering spirits, and by nameless beats which lurk in the grounds, riding the shifting tides of time.
Lately, Odd has suffered dreams of doom and terror. Roseland has welcomed him in ...but will it ever let him leave?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 28/03/2013
- ISBN: 9780007327027
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Review by littleton_pace
What the heck was that?Never has a book made me feel so stupid. I felt like the entire thing went over my head. I'm an avid reader and I consider myself above average intelligence and I could not follow this thing for the life of me.My issue is I went purely off the title. I adore apocalypse scenarios, and I thought reading about an "Odd Apocalypse" would be right up my alley. WRONG!First of all, Odd is the of the lead character. His name is Odd Thomas. I think he's a twenty-something guy who can see and talk to the dead. I don't know, and I don't care. He's insufferable and pretentious. This is a novel where farts are cliffhangers to chapter ends and swear words have been removed in lieu of telling the reader to "imagine the worst kind of swear word" or "[expletive deleted]".I just have no real idea what happened. Scary house, Odd is there with some pregnant woman who we're told repeatedly is plain as plain could be. She's so plain, and so not pretty, yet she manages to get people to do things for her which is a complete mystery to the men in the novel. They ruminate repeatedly, every time they speak of her, that "she is SO PLAIN! How does she get me to do these things?". So if she was attractive you'd have no problems? I found it hard not to be offended by it. They are so shocked that they want to do help this plain, nothing of a woman.I don't know how it ended, something happened and Odd wound up in a capsule that he refers to as an egg. Ugh, it's horrendous and stupid and I will never read this author again. Avoid!