The Exorcist changed popular culture forever. Now, William Peter Blatty's groundbreaking story of faith and supernatural suspense--the runaway #1 bestseller that started it all--is reincarnated in this spectacular newly polished and rewritten 40th Anniversary Edition of the novel that burst... show more
The Exorcist changed popular culture forever. Now, William Peter Blatty's groundbreaking story of faith and supernatural suspense--the runaway #1 bestseller that started it all--is reincarnated in this spectacular newly polished and rewritten 40th Anniversary Edition of the novel that burst through society's seven seals and paved the way for the entire genre that followed it: the unforgettable The Exorcist.
Publish date: October 4th 2011
Pages no: 379
Edition language: English
The first thing that struck me is that the film follows the novel pretty accurately. The second thing was that point of view jumps around a bit too quickly for my liking, although the shifts are signposted pretty well and I didn’t get lost for long. I enjoyed the ongoing discussion about whether R...
Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotten and perhaps not connected to the horror at all. So begins this book and indeed many other extremely h...
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 though...
As part of the TBR Canine Jar Challenge, The Exorcist was chosen by Enya. This was her first ever pick and she chose a 5 star! Not much I can say about this one that hasn't already been said. It is, after all, a well-known and well-read horror novel, and also a great movie that I'm sure most have se...
Not nearly as scary as when I read it as a teen but I didn't expect it to be. Still a great, great read. The author's voice was nearly perfect for the narration. If you like horror books - and this one is quite graphic - you'll probably like this.