Author: Dean Koontz
Length: 38 Pages
Publication: December 2014
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Before the events of the Odd Thomas novels, Odd was just an ordinary teenage fry cook with an unusual gift: he can see the spirits of the lingering dead. This short story outlines a day in Odd's life with his girlfriend Stormy Llewellyn and their adventures with the paranormal.
This is a great little short story. If you've read the Odd Thomas novels and are eagerly awaiting the seventh and final installment (to be released January 13th 2015!), then you were likely just as eager to get your hands on this as I was. The title, that cover, everything about it was just perfect. I love Odd and Stormy (as many of my booktube videos can attest).
This story was mostly designed for fans of Odd Thomas to see where his love with Stormy began. The card on the cover, which they receive from a fortune telling machine in this short story, is included in every single Odd Thomas novel to date. Odd and Stormy's love crosses all barriers.
This little story also gives us a nice glimpse into what Odd's life was like as a teen (since he's sixteen here and twenty in the first novel). We also get to see some of the obstacles he and Stormy face as a young couple dealing with intense life situations.
I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Odd Thomas. And if you have yet to read Odd, go read it now. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
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