Item description for Mi nombre es Raro Thomas/ Odd Thomas (Spanish Edition) by Dean R. Koontz...
Overview Over the course of two days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying world in which past and present, and life and death collide as they try to avert a cataclysm.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
ISBN 9870408044 ISBN13 9789870408048
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Divertido Jan 28, 2010
Es tentador (y lo haré de todos modos) decir que el título de este libro es bastante raro. Bueno, ya.
Esta saga, titulada Raro Thomas, ya cuenta con cuatro o cinco libros los cuales he disfrutado, unos más que otros. Puedo decir que aunque este libro no es uno que merezca aplausos ni una ovación de pié, es divertido. El personaje principal es interesante, y la historia se mueve a buen paso.
Raro Thomas puede ver muertos. Al principio pensé, ¿No hemos tenido suficiente ya con Sexto Sentido? Y aunque a veces el libro parece tomar elementos de la dicha película, tiene suficiente originalidad como para ser considerado eso, un libro "original".
Mi veredicto es, si te gustan los thrillers de este estilo, en donde el personaje principal es humilde y sin embargo tiene un poder que no lo deja en paz, este libro te gustará. Si prefieres los libros más literarios, entonces leer Raro Thomas se va a sentir como comer unas Sabritas.
Charm, surprise and excitement Nov 12, 2009
Dean Koontz is at his best in writing this novel. His chief talent lies in spinning a tale and in this book the narrative stands out as being admirably executed. Time and again Koontz entertains us with surprise chapter endings, ingenious twists of plot and intriguing details. The reader can't resist turning the pages and time is unaccounted for as we disappear into the novels strange world. The book is not complete fantasy, indeed much of it is our recognizable world, but Koontz has created an environment in which the supernatural creeps in unexpectedly, yet seamlessly. The main character has the unusual first name of Odd and the plot also is odd, not quite normal.
Odd is under instructions from his author friend, Little Ozzie, to keep the tone of this first person narrative light, and that is exactly as the book reads. It is filled with charm and wit. We read joking conversation and come upon humorous circumstances. This book is about dire evil, but Koontz has gone out of his way to soften the wicked blows. At times Koontz's descriptive phrase goes past charming and becomes almost poetic, making the book truly a pleasure to read.
In line with the tone of the book the characters are truly likable. Odd is a talented short order cook, great baseball player and all round nice guy. He is certainly not financially successful, but he is definitely the type of guy we would be proud to call a friend. Like most of us, Odd is no hero, not full of bravado. He has special talents but he fears death, just anyone. His history contains handicaps, which must be overcome, but most of all we want Odd to win because he is good. Stormy (Bronwen) Llewellyn is Odd's girlfriend and a fitting companion. She is charming and in some ways braver than Odd. She capable and certainly knows her mind. She is no wilting female, fainting at the sign of disaster. Like Odd, we would be glad to know Stormy. There is a small host of lesser characters and together they make up a picture of a friendly, likable small town. This is not place that should be visited by evil, but as in `real life' it inevitably comes. Bob Robertson (Fungus Man), with his ever-present, forced smile, is a squelchy villain with an aura of decay. Koontz has written him in such a way that suggests perfectly imminent disaster.
This novel is a great read and truly compelling. It is creative and entertaining, and of course will give you the odd tingle of excitement.