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The Omen de David Seltzer
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The Omen (1976 original; edició 2019)

de David Seltzer (Autor), Holly Palance (Narrador), Mark Owen (Narrador), Llc Dreamscape Media (Publisher)

Sèrie: The Omen series (1)

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Now updated, this classic tale of the antichrist who comes to Earth in the form of a young boy is available in time for 20th Century Fox's contemporary remake of the 1976 classic film, starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Mia Farrow, scheduled for release on June 6, 2006. Reissue.
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Títol:The Omen
Autors:David Seltzer (Autor)
Altres autors:Holly Palance (Narrador), Mark Owen (Narrador), Llc Dreamscape Media (Publisher)
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The Omen de David Seltzer (1976)

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I read this for November's Horror Aficionados read.

Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars and rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.

This was a good horror book, but my mind tended to wander the entire story-line. I think the problem is that the writing style was just okay, and a few times there would be a sentence or two that just read wrong in my head and I would get distracted.

This book is kind of a weird thing in itself. This was released two weeks prior to the movie being released. There were some minor changes between the book/movie, but ultimately this whole book read like a very jazzed up screenplay. I don't want to make comparisons between Dan Brown or David Seltzer, but a few times I would read something and could see the scene in my head from the movie. So Seltzer definitely wins when it comes to tying the book/movie together.

The Omen follows Robert Thorn and his wife Katherine after the birth of their son. Readers are quickly hip to the fact that Katherine and Robert's child is murdered by mysterious persons and is switched with another baby. Robert is led to believe that his baby was stillborn and is talked into switching out his baby with another baby whose mother died. The set-up to why Robert would do such a thing is that the book goes more into Katherine's mental state prior to this birth and how fragile she was due to the miscarriages she had prior to giving birth.

So this whole book is really just Katherine and Robert realizing that their son Damien does not seem to be like other boys and Robert realizing that something dark seems to be stalking his family.

The writing as I said was good but certain parts were a bit much here and there. This book included pictures from the 2006 film staring Julia Stiles and Liev Schrieber. It was actually odd that the book threw some photos in there randomly in the book. It broke up the flow of my reading. I wish that they had inserted the pictures at the end of the book, or if you are going to insert the pictures in the book, insert them in where the picture references what is going on in the story at that time. Since the book itself that I have is pretty old looking, it was weird to see the glossy colored pictures as well.

There are other books in this series, but I am going to pass on them. All in all some of the imagery in the book was gruesome here and there so that's fair warning to those out there looking for something like this to read. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
Rating this one is tough for me, and I've had a hard time deciding between three stars or four, but ultimately felt like this novel doesn't measure up to other similar ones I've given four stars to, so it's three stars. Which is not to say it's bad. I recall the virtually social craze that swept America when this film came out and I believe, the book actually followed, which is rare. And I recall that when I saw the film at a young age, I was properly creeped out so at that time, I would have given it a higher rating. However, having seen it again a number of times over the years and having read the book, again, while decent, I remain somewhat unimpressed because I think there's a lot of books and stories out there that are far more "horrifying" and creepy than this one. Indeed, I suspect one of the seasons for its continuing legacy is simply that it was a product of its time, as in the 1970s were chock full of little but apocalyptic books, shows, films, religions, novels, prophets, etc. If you don't believe me, look up Hal Linsey's The Late Great Planet Earth. See how influential and popular it was back then and how many copies it sold. Then either read it or see the film made from it (or both). I was forced to see that by my fundie parents and it scared the shit out of me much more than The Omen ever did! Which is why I don't think it has held up well or holds up well at all, which ultimately is its greatest weakness. It feels dated and forced, almost like a fraud. Possibly to cash in on the rage and/or fad of that decade. But that's just me; feel free to disagree. It's okay, but not recommended as I think there are far too many better books out there in the genre. ( )
  scottcholstad | Jan 19, 2020 |
If I hadn't read this was a novelization of the incredibly chilling film starring Gregory Peck, by none other than David Seltzer himself, I would have rated it a bit higher. In a rare case, Seltzer has taken liberties with his own original material to transfer the film to the pages, and as it is, the novel seems like a very good effort.

It provides many interesting details about the past of key characters, especially Catherine, Thorn's wife, and father Tassone (who was father Brennan in the film). Also, the character of Jennings -my own personal favourite in both the film and the novel- the young photographer who helps Thorn solve the riddle concerning the boy Damien, is significantly expanded.

The unfortunate thing is that there are some differences in comparison to the film that, in my opinion, are unecessary and take away much of the atmosphere that the film succeeds in creating. I will add no spoilers but I can say that while I definitely enjoyed reading the book, it failed to chill my blood and send shivers down my spine in the way the film did. I have watched the movie twice and will watch it again and again. Do I recommend the novelization? Certainly. Will I read it a second time? I doubt it. ( )
  AmaliaGavea | Jul 15, 2018 |
Fantastic story, compelling characters, and a true page turner. You feel sorry for Mr. and Mrs. Thorn. What they wanted was a family, what they got was a parent’s worst nightmare. ( )
  caanderson | Nov 21, 2016 |
The Omen, by David Seltzer, was written after the film was produced. It focuses, of course, on the birth of a young boy to a successful diplomatic family who have immeasurable influence on the world. I would be surprised if you didn't know the plot already but just in case: Ambassador Robert Thorne and his wife Kathy have a child, Damien, who - at the age of 5 - begins to change. People start dying and weird warnings erupt from all sides. Robert begins suspicious and slowly begins to believe that his son is the antichrist.

Plenty of suspense is cast throughout the novel; the theme is always dark and heavy on foreboding. The ending is a great climatic event, almost the entire book is used to drive up to that point.

While nothing unbelievably shocking occurs every turn of the page, as in some novels, when something does occur it is brutal. This book is definitely not boring. I especially enjoyed the little added text from the bible that Thorn is reading, leaving us to form our own theories - while watching him form HIS.

The little boy is shown as adorable, and yet odd. The author did an excellent job in creating the well-rounded personality the child possessed; while at times we saw him as the evil being we knew he was, our hearts cannot help but ache a bit when we read something cute and childlike he did out of confusion or innocence. The
mother, Kathy, is written as an overall fragile character who is overwhelmed by the current events. For a change we are not reading about the hardened, take-on-all females; she is very realistic, and also very sweet in nature. In fact, all the characters are basically likable (the ones that are on the good side of things anyway), causing a deeper sense of loss when one perishes.

Damien isn't the main character here -- it is instead in the lap of Ambassador Thorn. He is responsible yet caring; level headed, and his feet planted firmly on earth, and yet no one can ignore the events that begin unfolding before his eyes. How he handles things is interesting and not completely predictable.

I try and refrain from comparing films to books, but I will say that there are scenes in the novel version that were missing in the film [or added for bulk]. Mostly surrounding the photographer Jennings, who for an odd reason, is likable while his personality really isn't all that great.

The pace is great from the start. Nothing overly climactic at the beginning but everything that happens is interesting; I never grew bored. The style isn't as simple as some other "movie-books" and for this I was glad. It all comes across well written. Nothing is overly frightening about the events, but the theme itself is deeply disturbing, and Seltzer did an excellent job transferring film to page.

Do yourself a favor; if you enjoy religious horror or apocalyptic plots, hunt yourself down a copy of little Damien's upbringing. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
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