Thursday, 2 August 2012

Armchair Novel Review: Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Odd Apocalypse
An Odd Thomas Novel
by Dean Koontz

Hardcover, 368 pages
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback

The master of creepy thrillers is back with another installment in his Odd Thomas series.

Our beloved prophetic-dreaming, spirit-seeing fry cook finds himself in the mysterious estate of Rosewood with the very pregnant and enigmatic Annamaria, ostensibly to relax in style after his harrowing last battles.

But Rosewood, and the people who inhabit it, has secrets of its own. Secrets that pose a threat to Odd and everyone around him.

The Odd Thomas series has a dry wit and British-style of understatement brilliantly woven through the classic Koontz thrillers. How often do you find a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and laughing at the same time?

Like Hitchcock's Trouble with Harry, with which he experiments with making a murder mystery all in sunny daytime shots, Koontz's Odd Thomas series plays with the thriller genre (of which he is the master) by adding humour throughout the book.

A great series, so much fun. Jump in with any of the stand-alone books and you'll find yourself wanting to read the rest of them as soon as possible.

And - as a special feature - Watch the Odd Apocalypse cover come to life! See what Odd sees with this special augmented reality Odd Apocalypse book cover! Using Dean Koontz’s mobile application or your computer webcam, you can watch one of Odd’s visions come alive. Visit for more details.