The Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz

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Odd Thomas lives in Pico Mundo an unremarkable town located in California. He's happy where he's living, working and dating. He works at the Pico Mundo Grille as a cook in the kitchen where he makes the best pancakes anyone has ever tasted. He has a beautiful gun toting girlfriend/soul mate. He has no ambitions to change his life in any way. So what's so interesting about Odd and these novels? Odd has two unique skills or curses depending on who you ask. He can see dead people and has psychic magnetism - the ability to hone in on what, who or where he desires. Inevitably these talents get him and his girlfriend into trouble and helping the local police department in solving crimes. The graphic novels are fun to read and look at, but you don't get to enjoy Koontz's smooth and flowing writing style which gives you a wonderful sense of Odd's quirky personality. So depending on your likes and dislikes you may like one over the other, but I liked them both. As an aside Odd's other sidekick is the ghost of Elvis. That's right the one and only Elvis Presley. Bizarre.

For other Odd Thomas books check the catalog here.

Submitted by Valerie @ MPL Central


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