In Odd We Trust
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|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 July 2008|
The first graphic novel from Dean Koontz, featuring the famously well-loved character of Odd Thomas. Nineteen-year-old Odd Thomas, a young fry cook from Pico Mundo, California, can see the dead. Beautifully drawn by Australian artist Queenie Chan, this graphic novel tells the story of Odd's race to solve the murder of a young boy whose killer appears to be stalking a second child. With the help of his beautiful girlfriend Stormy, his friend Police Chief Porter and the ghost of Elvis Presley, Odd must find the killer before he strikes again.
About the Author
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.
The first graphic novel from Dean Koontz, featuring the famously well-loved character of Odd Thomas. Nineteen-year-old Odd Thomas, a young fry cook from Pico Mundo, California, can see the dead. Beautifully drawn by Australian artist Queenie Chan, this graphic novel tells the story of Odd's race to solve the murder of a young boy whose killer appears to be stalking a second child. With the help of his beautiful girlfriend Stormy, his friend Police Chief Porter and the ghost of Elvis Presley, Odd must find the killer before he strikes again. / With over 300m books sold worldwide, Dean Koontz is one of the most acclaimed authors of modern times / A prequel to the original Odd Thomas novels, publiciation will co-incide with the new Odd Thomas hardback, Odd Hours / Introducing younger readers to Dean Koontz's work with appealing manga-style illustrations / Added-value goodies include a piece by Dean Koontz about the creation of Odd Thomas, the first chaper of the novel Odd Thomas and extracts from the artist's sketchbook / Competition: Anita Blake:Vampire Hunter; Heroes graphic novels; Buffy graphic novels
Gr 10 Up-Koontz moves into the medium of comics with this prequel to his massively popular supernatural thriller series "Odd Thomas" (Bantam). Nineteen-year-old Odd's day job is working as a fry cook and serving up the best pancakes in Pico Mundi, CA. But he also holds supernatural powers that allow him to see and talk to ghosts. When a stalker starts terrifying the town by murdering small children, Odd decides to use his power to help solve the case before anyone else gets hurt. Although lacking the dark terror of the original novels, this story is still filled with plenty of creepy moments as Odd tracks down and confronts this all-too-human monster. Fans of the novels will be pleased to see the light touches of humor that have made the series so distinctive. They will also enjoy seeing the slightly younger, less experienced versions of other familiar characters, like Odd's gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, and Police Chief Porter. Chan's black-and-white artwork is not too different from her work in her own series, "The Dreaming" (Tokyopop). Heavily inspired by manga-complete with large eyes and visual metaphors like sweat drops on the head-the artist has created a nice visual match for the difficult balance of humor and terror in the story. The volume closes with some character sketches by Chan and a sample chapter from the original novel Odd Thomas (Bantam, 2003) that started it all.-Matthew L. Moffett, Pohick Regional Library, Burke, VA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Dean Koontz: 'There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale ! a read-in-one-go novel' Independent on Sunday 'Velocity hits its pace from the first page and races through to a suitably climactic ending' Sydney Sunday Telegraph 'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times 'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying ' The New York Times 'A terrific pursuit story ! clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting' Guardian
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.16 kg)|