Book to Movie Review: Odd Thomas

It is no secret that Oddy is my original fictional hero. I loved him LONG ago, when Koontz first conjured him up. For me, Odd Thomas is comparable to the hit CW series Supernatural but in the literary format. It has been years since there were rumors of Odd Thomas being adapted into a movie but they seemed dead in the water and I ultimately gave up. Low and behold, I went to the Redbox to get a few movies for the babysitter and what do I see on the screen before me?! FREAKING ODD THOMAS for $1.79!! When? How? Who? And ultimately, Is it good? I almost canceled my hot date (#almost my husband is way too hot) so I could instantly find out if it was a keeper. 

It was just as creepy as I remembered! The Bodachs are freaking scary, Odd is, well, just Odd and Stormy Llewellyn was a spitfire! With that said, this is not a blockbuster hit and it was clearly made for the fans. #memememe #inoddwetrust

Odd Thomas Series

This is not a series that has a love triangle, follows any specific formula, or has any predictability, this is DEAN KOONTZ. He will kill-off characters, create crazy, supernatural plot twists and at times, just bring utter madness. And in the middle of all the madness you will find Odd...
"MY NAME IS ODD THOMAS, though in this age when fame is the altar at which most people worship, I am not sure why you should care who I am or that I exist.
I am not a celebrity. I am not the child of a celebrity. I have never been married to, never been abused by, and never provided a kidney for transplantation into any celebrity. Furthermore, I have no desire to be a celebrity.
In fact I am such a nonentity by the standards of our culture that People magazine not only will never feature a piece about me but might also reject my attempts to subscribe to their publication on the grounds that the black-hole gravity of my noncelebrity is powerful enough to suck their entire enterprise into oblivion.
I am twenty years old. To a world-wise adult, I am little more than a child. To any child, however, I’m old enough to be distrusted, to be excluded forever from the magical community of the short and beardless.
Consequently, a demographics expert might conclude that my sole audience is other young men and women currently adrift between their twentieth and twenty-first birthdays.
In truth, I have nothing to say to that narrow audience. In my experience, I don’t care about most of the things that other twenty-year-old Americans care about. Except survival, of course.
I lead an unusual life."
The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.
                                                      Odd Thomas

If you like creepy-crawly supernatural and the male POV, then the Odd Thomas series is for you! It was originally intended to be a single book but the fan base was so overwhelming that Koontz went on to write 5 more in the series. There are also webisodes, character interviews, podcasts, and even a Lingering Dead Detector. Koontz even interviews Odd, read HERE. For all the Odd extras visit HERE.

Beware of the Bodachs, they follow disaster and devastation...


  1. I liked the first book, but never read the rest. I had no idea they made a movie of it!

    1. It follows the book! And I LOVED Stormy!


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