Perhaps the scariest thing I’ve ever read. So scary in fact that a dozen or so times throughout the novel I literally had to stop reading, go turn on all the lights and televisions and wake someone up to talk to me.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and in which case you’re probably not easily frightened) you’ve seen or heard all about the 1973 film The Exorcist, which I would argue is the greatest horror movie ever made. But unlike Gone With The Wind or Fight Club, it seems most folks aren’t aware that The Exorcist was a novel first, written by William Peter Blatty, who also penned the film’s Academy Award winning screenplay.
Regardless of how often you’ve seen Regan’s head spin around or hurl pea soup, this book reads (and terrifies) like you’ve never seen the movie and don’t know what to expect. An engrossing, compelling read that you can’t put down but desperately want to.
will you be offended? It’s a convincing story about demonic possession, it ain’t pretty.