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Saint Odd

Saint Odd

An Odd Thomas Novel

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0345545885
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • Includes Dean Koontz’s short story “You Are Destined to Be Together Forever” From “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of “one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction”(The Virginian-Pilot)—as Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion. Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them—as he’s borne witness to humanity’s greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do—for better or worse—with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll. Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge—vast and dreadful—awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains. Praise for Saint Odd “Equal parts supernatural thriller, cultural satire, character study, bildungsroman, offbeat love story, road trip, spiritual meditation, and apocalyptic adventure, the Odd Thomas books . . . are more than irresistible page-turners. They are intimate, haunting, often heartrending, exhilarating, and beautifully composed.”—Biography.com “Odd Thomas is such an endearing and likable character and, more than anything else, has been the reason for the success of the series. . . . For readers who have been with Odd all along, Saint Odd will satisfy.”—Bookreporter Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “Odd’s strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today “The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking good tale . . . Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer.”—BookPage “There’s never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure.”—Booklist “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Koontz’s] most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Saint Odd: A Novel by Dean Koontz (Trivia-On-Books)

Saint Odd: A Novel by Dean Koontz (Trivia-On-Books)

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Trivia-on-Book: Saint Odd: A Novel by Dean Koontz Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The much-awaited seventh and final novel in the Odd Thomas series, Saint Odd takes its readers on the last leg of Odd Thomas' incredible journey. His quest for absolute humility, which began in the first novel, has found a befitting end in Saint Odd. Odd's life completes a full circle when he returns to Pico Mundo to fight the final battle of his life, the battle that eventually helps him in his quest and also unites him with the love of his life You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Saint Odd by Dean Koontz that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Saint Odd

Saint Odd

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781410471406
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 467
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorOdd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Again and again, he's gone where he must and done what he had to do. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll. But for Odd Thomas, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.

The Complete Odd Thomas 8-Book Bundle

The Complete Odd Thomas 8-Book Bundle

Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Hours, Odd Apocalypse, Odd Interlude, Deeply Odd, Saint Odd

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 1101968591
  • Category: Fiction
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His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now all eight novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series are together in one convenient ebook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD SAINT ODD “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. 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. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Summary of Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

Summary of Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

  • Author: Whizbooks
  • Publisher: Blurb
  • ISBN: 9780368206290
  • Category: Reference
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Summary of Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Die Anbetung

Die Anbetung

Roman

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641078458
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Nie war das Grauen bedrohlicher ... Ein merkwürdiger Fremder kommt in den kleinen Wüstenort Pico Mundo. Ihn umgeben hyänenartige Schatten, Vorboten eines fürchterlichen Todes. Doch nur der etwas einfältige Odd Thomas erkennt sie. Kann er das drohende Massaker verhindern? Odd Thomas lebt bescheiden und zufrieden als Koch in einem kleinen amerikanischen Provinznest. Hochgeistiges ist ihm fremd, doch er hat eine besondere Gabe: Er sieht die Toten und kann mit ihnen kommunizieren. Und er sieht Bodachs, lebende Schatten, die sich von Leid und Verderben nähren. Als ein merkwürdiger Fremder, umflirrt von diesen Schatten, das Restaurant betritt, in dem Odd arbeitet, weiß er, dass Fürchterliches droht. Trotz der Warnungen seiner impulsiven Freundin Stormy wagt er es, dem Mann nachzuspüren und in sein Haus einzudringen. Was er in einem Geheimzimmer findet, lässt ihm das Blut in den Adern gefrieren: einen Schrein, der all den Massenmördern dieser Welt gewidmet ist ...

Meer der Finsternis

Meer der Finsternis

Roman

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641034221
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Die dunkelste Nacht des Lebens beginnt Odd Thomas ist ein bescheidener, freundlicher Grillkoch mit besonderen Gaben. Wie von einer unsichtbaren Kraft gezogen, gelangt er in ein scheinbar beschauliches Küstendorf. Hier sucht ihn ein ständig wiederkehrender Alptraum heim: Ein blutrotes Meer verschlingt alles Lebendige. Doch zunächst sind es Menschen, die ihm nach dem Leben trachten – gnadenlos und unendlich böse. Odd Thomas hat seine Freundin bei einem grausamen Attentat verloren, sein bester Freund wurde entführt, und selbst in einem verlassenen Kloster suchte ihn das Böse heim. Die ruhigen Zeiten, da er noch als zufriedener Grillkoch lebte, der manchmal den Toten helfen konnte, scheinen für immer vorbei zu sein. Wieder zerrt eine übermenschliche Kraft an ihm, und als er ihr folgt, landet er in einem kleinen, scheinbar ruhigen kalifornischen Küstenort. Schon kurz nach seiner Ankunft quält ihn ein Alptraum: Eine blutrote, apokalyptische Flut vernichtet alles Lebende. Bei einem Abendspaziergang auf dem Pier überkommt ihn eine ähnliche Vision – und schon kurz darauf bricht das reale Grauen aus. Drei finstere Gestalten machen gnadenlos Jagd auf ihn. Ein Großteil der Bevölkerung und der Polizeichef stecken offensichtlich mit ihnen unter einer Decke. Und ihr Ziel ist keinesfalls der Tod nur eines einzelnen Mannes. Sie haben Millionen von Opfern im Visier.

Schattennacht

Schattennacht

Roman

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641078504
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Das Böse lauert in einem einsamen Kloster Eine windumtoste Abtei, verlassen in den Bergen der Sierra Nevada: Dies scheint Odd Thomas nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Freundin der ideale Zufluchtsort zu sein. Hier will er Ruhe finden. Doch dann verschwindet ein Mönch spurlos. Und Bodachs tauchen auf, bösartige Schattenwesen und Vorboten blutiger Katastrophen.

Seelenlos

Seelenlos

Roman

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641078512
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Der zweite Roman um Odd Thomas Als sein kranker Freund entführt wird, macht sich Odd Thomas fieberhaft auf die Suche nach ihm. Die Spur führt Odd in ein ausgebranntes Indianercasino in der kalifornischen Wüste. Eine mörderische Falle, wie sich bald herausstellt. Denn dort erwartet ihn Dattura, die selbst ernannte Schamanin eines Kultes, der Odd das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt.

Opferweg

Opferweg

Thriller

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641166268
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Odd Thomas ist am Ende seiner Reise angekommen. Seit seine Freundin ermordet wurde, hat er Entsetzliches erlebt und grauenhafte Untaten verhindert, er hat blinden Hass und Mordlust kennengelernt, aber auch tiefste menschliche Liebe. Nun kehrt er zurück in seinen Heimatort Pico Mundo, wo seine Feinde ein letztes blutiges Komplott planen. Sie sind viel mächtiger als er, der Tod scheint ihm gewiss – aber wer sollte sonst seine Freunde retten?

The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose

The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose

  • Author: Kirsten Wolf
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442665165
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 424
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Saints’ legends form a substantial portion of Old Norse–Icelandic literature, and can be found in more than four hundred manuscripts or fragments of manuscripts dating from shortly before the twelfth century to the 1700s. With The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken a complete revision of the fifty-year-old handlist The Lives of the Saints in Old Norse Prose. This updated handlist organizes saints’ names, manuscripts, and editions of individual lives with references to the approximate dates of the manuscripts, as well as modern Icelandic editions and translations. Each entry concludes with secondary literature about the legend in question. These features combine to make The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose an invaluable resource for scholars and students in the field.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens

  • Author: Susan Fichtelberg
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440834512
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 392
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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

Gehetzt

Gehetzt

Actionthriller

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3959678010
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Die allseits beliebte Lehrerin Cora Gundersun beendet ihr Leben und das vieler Unschuldiger in einem riesigen Feuerball. Als später nach Hinweisen für ihre Tat gesucht wird, findet man ein Tagebuch, das nur den Schluss zulässt, dass die Täterin geisteskrank war. Jane Hawk weiß es besser - hat sich ihr Mann doch ebenfalls aus heiterem Himmel das Leben genommen. Auf ihrer Suche nach Antworten hat sie eine Verschwörung bis in höchste Regierungskreise entdeckt - und jagt nun deren Hintermänner. Mittlerweile ist die FBI-Agentin die meistgesuchte Person der USA. Doch ihre mächtigen Gegner haben nicht damit gerechnet, dass Jane bereit ist, alles zu riskieren, um die Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen. »So gut Suizid war, dieses Buch ist noch besser.« Booklist »Ein vielschichtiger Thriller, bei dem die Charaktere den Ton angeben und der fast unmöglich wegzulegen ist.« Bookreporter

Der Rabenmann

Der Rabenmann

Thriller

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641070589
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Das Böse stirbt niemals John Calvino ist erst 14, als seine gesamte Familie vom Rabenmann ermordet wird. Es gelingt ihm, den Täter zu erschießen. Doch zwei Jahrzehnte später kommt es erneut zu einem Mordfall, der eindeutig die Handschrift des Rabenmanns erkennen lässt. Und John, der mittlerweile selbst Familienvater ist, spürt, dass seine Liebsten als nächste Opfer auserkoren sind ... Zwei Jahrzehnte ist es her, dass Alton Turner Blackwood, der Rabenmann, vier Familien brutal ermordete. Seine blutige Serie endete erst, als der vierzehnjährige Sohn der letzten Familie ihn erschoss: John Calvino. Doch nun taucht plötzlich ein Mörder auf, der die Untaten von einst exakt kopiert. John, der damals die eigene Familie nicht mehr retten konnte und seitdem schwer gezeichnet ist, ermittelt als Polizist in dem Fall. Voller Entsetzen entdeckt er, dass der Täter offensichtlich feststeht: Es war wohl der vierzehnjährige Sohn der Familie, der seine engsten Angehörigen grausam tötete. Als Detective hält sich John sonst nur an klare Fakten. Aber könnte dieser Junge – bislang ein braver Musterschüler – tatsächlich vom Bösen besessen sein? Und wenn ja: Wie sollten John, seine Frau, die Töchter und der bald vierzehnjährige Sohn Zach der Rache des Rabenmanns entrinnen?

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

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  • Category: American literature
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I'm Gonna Tell

I'm Gonna Tell

...An Offbeat Tale of Survival

  • Author: Lori Cardille
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781475904765
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 124
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Lori Cardille, actress, relates the impact of surfacing memories of her childhood abuse that could not be held back any longer. A poingnant account delivered with humor, this book hopes to offer compassion for others who are surviving.

The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities

The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities

  • Author: Robert Chambers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Saint Louis for the Year

Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Saint Louis for the Year

  • Author: Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Saint Louis (Mo.)
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Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0804180938
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 30
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The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune

Gendered Voices

Gendered Voices

Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters

  • Author: Catherine M. Mooney
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812216875
  • Category: History
  • Page: 276
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"These studies . . . not only illuminate the past with a fierce and probing light but also raise, with nuance and power, fundamental issues of interpretation and method."—from the Foreword by Caroline Walker Bynum Female saints, mystics, and visionaries have been much studied in recent years. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which their experiences and voices were mediated by the men who often composed their vitae, served as their editors and scribes, or otherwise encouraged, protected, and collaborated with the women in their writing projects. What strategies can be employed to discern and distinguish the voices of these high and late medieval women from those of their scribes and confessors? In those rare cases where we have both the women's own writings and writings about them by their male contemporaries, how do the women's self-portrayals diverge from the male portrayals of them? Finally, to what extent are these portrayals of sanctity by the saints and their contemporaries influenced not so much by gender as by genre? Catherine Mooney brings together a distinguished group of contributors who explore these and other issues as they relate to seven holy women and their male interpreters and one male saint who claims to incorporate the words of a female follower in an account of his own life.