Guest Books: Dean Koontz

Barnes & Noble Review

Release Date: June 10, 2013
As of March 31, 2018 the URL above redirects to where the essay is still available.


Two paragraphs on the writing of the Odd Thomas series and on the character of Odd Thomas. Then a list of five books, each with a short description introduced with the following text:
“If Odd were to recommend five books, I think he would be most attracted to those in which one of the lead characters overcomes narcissism, materialism, and arrogance and is given the grace of humility. In no particular order, they would be…”

The five books listed are:

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Last updated on April 1st, 2018