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Damien: Omen II (The Omen #2)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  5,393 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Little by little, one of the world's most powerful families is being destroyed. And no one seems to know why. Those who suspect the truth do not live to reveal it. — Only thirteen-year-old Damien Thorn seems immune from the bizarre accidents claiming the lives of those around him. Damien, whose own father tried to kill him seven years ago... Damien, whose loving foster fam ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by Signet (first published 1976)
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I had bought this book from a second-hand book shop ages ago. It was one of those quaint and dark little bookstores, at the corner of the road, you never knew existed until someone brought it to your notice. So, the experience of buying it from such a place definitely added to the creepiness of the book.

I remember I was still in my pre-teens or early teens when this happened, and I ended up liking the book quite a lot. I had the seen the first movie, so I could comprehend the flow of events quit
Thomas Amo
I read this book in high school after I had seen the film starring William Holden and Lee Grant. I read the book because I wanted more insight on the characters, but it was basically a rehash of the screenplay. Hollywood was doing this a lot in the late 1970s with films, turning them into books after the fact. I remember this with was the same with The Hindenburg, Omen III, Halloween, Escape from New York. Regardless, I bought them all, because I loved the films. So not much of a review, but 5 s ...more
Zeven jaar zijn verstreken na de dood van ambassadeur Robert Thorn en zijn vrouw. Niemand kent de waarheid. Damien, de Antichrist, is niet Thorns zoon, maar heeft de plaats ingenomen van hun doodgeboren kind. Hij is inmiddels opgenomen in het gezin van Richard en Ann Thorn, zijn oom en tante. In het wereldwijde concern van zijn oom gebeuren bizarre, dodelijke ongelukken. Een journaliste die in contact probeert te komen met Thorn wordt aangevallen door een mysterieuze zwarte raaf. Een onschuldig ...more
Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading*
This is an older book penned in the late 70's. I've always been a rabid fan of the Omen trilogy (I leave out the abominable fourth), and have over the years located the original movie-to-book adaption. When I saw this one I also had to have it to follow continuance in book form. Interestingly this book had advertisements for cigarettes in the center, which I haven't even seen before in books older than it.

Anyway, if you're familiar with the movie, you already know the book's story, for of course
One of my all time favourite films and book. Easy to read and the scenes are described well. The book is short. I would have preferred a longer book, giving more insight into the characters. On this occasion I feel the film was the better version.
Johny Kariath
had to read it... praise be to the original omen. not a bad sequel
Loved this book as a kid.
Jun 15, 2011 Zenei rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Zenei by: Rated 4
Haven't read this book in so long and it is on my to read again list (however not very high on the list so it will be awhile). The one thing I do remember is that out of all three books, this one is the least scariest. However I will update my review after I read this again.
Staci Johnson
Pretty obvious that both books lead up to the final conflict but I could not help myself - I consider it a good thriller. Damien Omen II by Joseph Howard
Brittany Carroll
I did not like the writing. The author used far too many exclamation points at the least proper moments. It was like he was excited about so and so dying a terrible death. I did, however, love the story and the characters. All fantastic <3
I remember watching the movie on tv with Maureen. She said Damien is a stupid name. I told her it's probably because it's close to "demon" "Oh yeahhhh..."
I don't read the Omen I, but i can say that without reading the first book you can easily cope up with this second book. And the story is so thrilling!!!
John Henery
This wasn't a bad book but it was just a straight forward movie adaptation. So your really not missing much by skipping the book and watching the movie.
Victor Orozco
A faithful adaptation. A few minor deviations from the movie. I do like that the characterizations are more richer as a novel. B
Vijai Jayaram
faithful to the movie and a quick chilling read. really enjoyed this one. will transport u back to the time u saw the movie.
Jaime Contreras
This was a fair adaptation of the screenplay/movie. It was dry and overdone because it tries to add too much.
Lee Bice-Matheson
The Omen series scared me because of the evil illustrated so life like. And those dogs...
Anissa Ostermiller
This was a good book, quick reading. I remembered a lot from the movie.
Pretty standard novelisation.
Good novelization.
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