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Old 01-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #11
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:29 AM   #12
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Just got all five "Hitchhikers" books by D.Adams, recently read I am legend which was short but sweet,
Over the next few months ive got to get through about three "barker" books that I got for xmas including imagika and The Great and Secret Show , which i can't wait for after recently reading Weaveworld again..awesome
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:49 AM   #13
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Odd Thomas by Dean Koonz. This was a amazing and powerful novel. Had me gripped the whole time and the ending just moved me. Very sad. I had never read Koonz before, i've always been a King fan. Will definitely be reading the sequel Forever Odd. I just might have to look into other Koonz novels. Any suggestions?
Odd Thomas and Forever Odd are great books. Koontz just put out a third: Brother Odd. Still in hard cover and kind of expensive, but I bought it anyway. I use Borders like a libary a lot - I'll buy a hard cover, read it and return it for the cash or get another hard cover and repeat the process. Fear Nothing and Seize the Night are also good reads, and like the Odd books are about the same character. Most of Koontz's earlier books are straight up thrillers with some horror mixed in, while his later books contain a uplifting message about life and death, and how (mostly) ordinary people deal with extrodinary events. He can sometimes be boarderline religious (in a nondenominational way) preachy, but I don't think he's trying to convert anyone...just trying to let everyone know they should be a little nicer.

Oh yeah, and he used to be pretty damn bald and sport a cheesy porn star mustache way back when, but know he's wearing a wig. It was right about the time he changed his appearence that he changed his writing style. Just something to think about.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:12 AM   #14
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Odd Thomas and Forever Odd are great books. Koontz just put out a third: Brother Odd. Still in hard cover and kind of expensive, but I bought it anyway. I use Borders like a libary a lot - I'll buy a hard cover, read it and return it for the cash or get another hard cover and repeat the process. Fear Nothing and Seize the Night are also good reads, and like the Odd books are about the same character. Most of Koontz's earlier books are straight up thrillers with some horror mixed in, while his later books contain a uplifting message about life and death, and how (mostly) ordinary people deal with extrodinary events. He can sometimes be boarderline religious (in a nondenominational way) preachy, but I don't think he's trying to convert anyone...just trying to let everyone know they should be a little nicer.

Oh yeah, and he used to be pretty damn bald and sport a cheesy porn star mustache way back when, but know he's wearing a wig. It was right about the time he changed his appearence that he changed his writing style. Just something to think about.
I love Koontz, but the Odd Thomas series is terrible! It's annoying! I read the first two and that was enough for me. Besides the great ending of Odd Thomas it was a drag. The second one was pointless...
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I love Koontz, but the Odd Thomas series is terrible! It's annoying! I read the first two and that was enough for me. Besides the great ending of Odd Thomas it was a drag. The second one was pointless...
Am I the only person to find Koontz repetitive? Many of his writings follow the same structure. It is rather annoying, as stated.
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Am I the only person to find Koontz repetitive? Many of his writings follow the same structure. It is rather annoying, as stated.

Some of his newer books really surprised me. "Life Expantancy" is a really, really great book.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #18
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Some of his newer books really surprised me. "Life Expantancy" is a really, really great book.
I'll have to check it out, thanks.
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Odd Thomas by Dean Koonz. This was a amazing and powerful novel. Had me gripped the whole time and the ending just moved me. Very sad. I had never read Koonz before, i've always been a King fan. Will definitely be reading the sequel Forever Odd. I just might have to look into other Koonz novels. Any suggestions?


Also I would like to recommend a hilarious and brilliant work of art titled:

Youth In Revolt

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http://www.amazon.com/Youth-Revolt-C...e=UTF8&s=books
Wow, that's the book I came here to post about. It's the 3rd of a series and odd Thomas is such a greast character. I have read EVERY book by Dean Koontz. He has one hell of an imaginatin.
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