I have not read Braunbeck. What's his stuff like?
Braunbeck's work is all about emotion, about characters that run the gamut of personal and familial trauma and the way horrors from within and without play and amplify that emotive baggage. Really good stuff, a shame he hasn't written much in the last good number of years (that I'm aware of, anyhow)...I understand he had/has some medical issues that makes sitting and writing difficult. Not sure if that's still the case now or not.
THINGS LEFT BEHIND from CD is a great place to start. It used to be one helluva pricey S/L collection, but like 99.9% of S/Ls, its price has fallen and bottomed out of late...here's a copy for cover price or less:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Things-Left-Behind-by-Gary-A-Braunbeck-1997-Hardcover-Autographed-Limited-/391751965622?epid=1092962&hash=item5b363c9bb6:g:~boAAOSwU8hY7T80
I couldn't quite swing for a CD copy, but I did get an used copy of Halfway Down The Stairs and that seems to be a short story collection that spans his career. So, I'll get a sample of his work!
I actually for the most part enjoyed ODD THOMAS. The movie not so much. I also feel he could have just made it a trilogy and that would have been more effective.
I just couldn't get into it, but you know, my mom loves the series and she almost never reads horror stuffs. It held her all the way till the end of the series, which is cool. Maybe I loved the movie because Anton Yelchin was in Star Trek. I pretty much find any actor cool if they were in Star Trek or Stargate SG-1. haha.