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Portent Mass Market Paperback – 31 Dec 1998
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An apocalyptic, supernatural disaster novel, James Herbert's Portent brings to life the pure horror of the power of nature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
James Herbert was not just Britain's number one bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he held ever since publication of his first novel, but was also one of our greatest popular novelists. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty-three novels have sold more than fifty-four million copies worldwide, and have been translated into over thirty languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, he was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to literature. His final novel was Ash. James Herbert died in March 2013. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I do like James Herbert and his death has left a gap in this British horror market that has yet to be filled (in my humble opinion).
His work is well thought out and has a broad range of cultures, my only bug bear is the women characters, they seem a bit woolly unless they are evil in which case all bets are off!
The book might as well have been glued to my fingers as I couldn't put it down!
A must read for all Herbert followers.
There is something far more foreboding about a natural disaster than pure horror. The fickle finger of fate just happens to be pointing at you as a tsunami approaches or a volcano erupts. Herbert was a master of these scary vignettes and that is true again in ‘Portent’. The book is full of almost short story elements about how people meet their end via the power of nature. There is no author yet that I have found comes close to Herbert’s ability to introduce a character, make you care about them and despatch them so swiftly – he truly was a master of the horror genre.
The issues with ‘Portent’ are not linked to the horrific asides, but the main story. The character of the government investigator at the centre is typically flawed and nuanced, but the same cannot be said of the mysterious twins or bogey woman. The book is best when it was just about the world ending due to man’s plundering of resources; once the supernatural elements come to the fore the book loses some of its power. This is not to say that it does not still hold strength, the issue of global warming etc. is still very much with us today. In many ways, ‘Portent’ is Herbert’s most fearsome novel, as it is the closest to actually happening.
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James Herbert is a great writer.