Odd Thomas Book Summary and Study Guide

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Yound Odd Thomas is close friends with Pico Mundo's Chief of Police, Wyatt Porter. Odd, like his name, has a special gift. Chief Porter understands and trusts Odd, so together they help maintain peace in Pico Mundo until a deranged fan of Charles Manson and Timothy McVeigh shows up in town. Sensing this man is up to no good, Odd follows him. What he discovers sends chills up his spine. Odd knows now something catastrophic will happen in Pico Mundo within twenty four hours. This fateful day has haunted Odd's dreams for years. Now, he and his partner of justice, Chief Porter, have a chance to stop it.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

Odd Thomas takes the reader through three days in the life of a young man, who experiences extraordinary things. Odd Thomas can see the dead, although he cannot speak to them. One morning he wakes up and discovers that the quiet town is going to be turned upside down. While trying to unravel what he knows is to come, the reader is introduced to the town, its people and its relationships.
The review of this Book prepared by Cindy

The lead character is a short order cook who sometimes has prophetic dreams and can see and communicate with the dead. He also can see evil entities lurking about, which usually mean something bad is about to happen. Such is the case in this book. Where he may usually only see 2 or 3 at a time, he starts noticing tens, then hundreds, many hanging around one new strange visitor to his small desert town in California. His investigations lead him to connect this man with a terrible dream he's had for some years about many people dying, but his dream did not give him all the details. Follow him as he tries to pinpoint the tragic event, saving as many of his loved ones, friends, associates, and townspeople as he can. Hold on to your seat - and your hanky. You'll need it.
The review of this Book prepared by Joeli Jackson

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   bad dreams

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   chef Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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