Forever Odd - Dean Koontz

Forever Odd

By Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 2005-11-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 471 Ratings)


I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.
You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.


  • Another odd winner!

    By ES the horror fan
    I agree with every one of the positive reviews for this book! I hope other fans of the series, the first book, in particular, won’t think I’m crazy for revealing that I almost liked this one more than the first one. When it comes to horror stories and thrillers, this is my favorite kind of plot! Strange, sinister events unfold that lead Odd to discover that his childhood friend has been kidnapped. The captive’s life depends on Odd courageously making his way to the creepy, dilapidated hotel and casino where his friend is being held. Once there, he must outwit three of the smartest, most evil, most ruthless villains he’s ever encountered. This will require him to free his friend from his bonds, hide him elsewhere in the hotel, and then embark on his deadly, terrifying cat-and-mouse game of running and hiding throughout the dark, decrepit maze of hallways and rooms that make up the large hotel until he can find a way to defeat his nightmarish adversaries! Forever Odd is a fantastic book, a thrilling sequel to Dean Koontz’s classic shocker! I couldn’t wait to read the third book, and I don’t blame other Koontz/Odd fans for feeling the same way after this one! I’ve also read the third book, Brother Odd, which I recommend just as highly as this book! To readers who haven’t read this series yet, you don’t just have to take my word for it. I understand anyone who says: “I don’t want to read his series; I like Koontz’s books, but I like stand-alone books best.” Take any other fan’s advice: The Odd Thomas series definitely takes you on a ride worth taking! I give this and the other books I have read 5 👻👻👻👻👻!
  • Didn’t Hold My Interest

    Sadly this second book in the Odd Thomas series just didn’t do it for me. Instead of looking forward to getting back to reading it (like a good book will make you feel) I had to force myself to finish it. I found the plot weak, with uninteresting characters and without giving too much away, for me personally, there was just way to much of the claustrophobic crawling around and boring internal musings and chatter and not enough scary, dark and creepy action. I may give Odd one more try with the 3rd book (I really liked the first one) but sadly I’ve got to put him away for awhile.
  • Almost Perfect

    By Lulu ball
    I really enjoyed the suspense, but sometimes it can be too descriptive for my liking. Great characters and plot though. Can't wait to read the next one!
  • forever odd

    By lady7turtle3pets
    i realley liked this book as well asodd thomas looking forward to reading all the others in the series
  • Odd Thomas. Forever Odd

    By WoodyMitch
    Don't let the page #s fool you. A quick read with lots of dialogue. Slow paced at time but good read. I easily throw books down that don't hold my interest. This one keep moving.
  • Odd Thomas series

    By schliggy
    This book was awesome. Love Odd..
  • Hooked

    By Dbrtny
    After some of the poor reviews, I was reluctant to continue the series....but I gave it a shot with this book....WOW! ... What a creative page-turner! I'm on to the next book, happy that Mr Koontz's creativity is still going strong!!!
  • Giles

    By GilesMac777
    This book was great. As well written as the first if not better. I read it in less than a day and now I'm on to the next in the series.
  • Forever Odd

    By Muti-user
    Never disappoints. Another exciting thriller!!!
  • A very good sequel!

    By Barry027
    Not as good as the first book by any means but it had its moments for sure. Can't wait to read the 3rd one !!!!