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review 2017-09-03 20:20
I set my expectations to high
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

 

 

I think because I watched the movie years ago that I just set my expectations for this book too high. The movie totally creeped me out and was scary and this book wasn't. 

 

To be honest I felt like most of the book was filler in between the Regan parts and found it kind of boring at times. I thought there wasn't enough spooky Regan though some of the parts did make me a bit squeamish and there was some creepy elements but when all is said and done the exorcism part was kind of anticlimactic and it was like really that is it.

 

I also had a hard time believing that the Catholic church didn't believe in the devil as a reason why none of the priest believed in possession and thought it more of a mental illness. ( looked it up to make sure...lol) It was more that this younger priest was having problems with his faith as he was more of a man of science since he was a trained psychiatrist. I thought he was never going to decide if she was possessed or not it's like come on man, normal people don't do that! 

 

The police detective sort of drove me crazy because he reminded me a lot of Columbo and I felt like his part in the story was filler too because he just said the most stupidest things and it was like seriously get to the point. Just ask her the questions you want to ask and quiet dilly dallying around! I mean seriously he would say he doesn't want to talk to her houseman Karl, but then literally rang the doorbell again and said how inconvenient it was but could he talk to Karl!!! It was stuff like that that just drove me nuts. 

 

Overall, I am glad that I read it and I did find it interesting but I think I just set myself up to high in hopes of scare factor. I really think this time it was a serious case of should have read the book first before watching movie. Normally it doesn't bother me but since the movie was so creepy I thought the book would be and it was just meh. :( 

 

Source: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004V5180G/ref=x_gr_w_glide?caller=Goodreads&callerLink=www.goodreads.com/book/show/32800812-the-exorcist&tag=x_gr_w_glide-20
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text 2017-09-03 04:59
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

So I finished it! Not at all like I thought it would be, I didn't really find it scary at all. It had a few creepy parts but I think I was anticipating more of an exorcism role than just the little bit at the end. Review to come tomorrow some time after I have thought it over. :)

 

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text 2017-09-02 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 55%.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

I think I am in anticipation of the priest getting there as it's all I can think about...lol. I have got to get this book finished today! 

 

The detective drives me crazy and reminds me too much of Columbo and his...oh I hate to bother you, and just one more question, etc. 

 

Overall, I am enjoying it and it has some of that creepy atmosphere but I want to get to the exorcism...lol. :)

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text 2017-09-01 17:53
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

So excited as it's the first day of Halloween Bingo! This book was a bit slow at first but now it's starting to pick up some!! Here is a tease from 30%:

 

The mother is frantic because her daughter is acting really strange and she has called for the doctors to come quick. 

 

"This is Dr. -"

 

In the middle of the introductions, Klein broke off as he caught sight of Regan. Shrieking hysterically and flailing her arms, her body seemed to fling itself up horizontally into the air above her bed and then slammed down savagely onto the mattress. It was happening rapidly, again and again.

 

"Oh, Mother, make him stop!" Regan was screeching. "Stop him! He's trying to kill me! Stop him! Stooopppppp hiiiiiimmmmmmmmm, Motherrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

 

Yep, now it's starting to get good...lol. :) 

 

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text 2017-08-31 16:33
Reading progress update: I've read 13%.
The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

I have a feeling this one is a slow burn read...lol. I know I am not that far but gaaa slow. Most interesting thing happened right at the end of Chapter one. 

 

The following morning when Chris opened her eyes, she found Regan in bed with her, half awake. 

 

"Well, what in the ... Regan, what are you doing here?" Chris said chuckling. 

 "Mom, my bed was shaking."

"Oh, you nut!" Chris kissed her and pulled up her covers. "Go to sleep. It's still early."

 

What looked like morning was the beginning of endless night.

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