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Excellent thriller

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This is a truly terrifying novel. It will send shivers up your spine. This book is about 11 year old Regan, daughter of film actress Chris MacNeil, who is possessed by a demon. After taking her daughter to her trusted doctor, after he examines her ...

WAD1-2-3 31.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

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Truly classic, questioning horror

Advantages: Horror of the highest order, that hasn't dated in the same way as the movie.
Disadvantages: Try and leave the on-screen images, and enjoy what's on the page, otherwise you'll miss out.

You've seen the film, surely? Possibly one of the most notorious pieces ever committed to celluloid. Similarly, the novel which inspired the film had so great an influence on the horror genre that it surely must sit with the work of M.R. James, Shelley, ...

RichardW 11.07.2000 · Read full review
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Much more than a horror yarn

Advantages: Intertwines human strife with supernatural occurances
Disadvantages: Adapted from a film often dismissed as simply grotesque

...Sadly, it was impossible to read this book without being influenced by the (in)famous movie adaptation. Nevertheless, being a fan of the film, the book increased my admiration of the extremely gifted author and his misunderstood and, I might add, overlook ...

broken_chords 02.12.2003 · Read full review
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One of the most powerful films in History!

Advantages: One of the best films ever made
Disadvantages: Success of the first brought two un-needed sequels.

The Exorcist shocked many viewers when it was released, it was even banned. But since the video was released in 1999, it still shocks people who see it. What is the exorcist about. A nine year old girl called Megen who up untill strange behaviour patterns ...

jonlucaz 04.09.2000 · Read full review
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Blatty's pinnacle

Advantages: Plausible horror that makes you think
Disadvantages: Requires a commitment to think about the issues it raises

This book is the foremost novel of demonic possesion availible. The exorcist deals with more issues than most horror novels and is better written than the recent imitations. Blatty's novel looks at the religious issues arisiung from possession as well a ...

Telute 13.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

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