Book Reviews

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 403
Genre: Horror
Rating: 3 stars


Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty’s thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.


The Exorcist has been a most talked about book and movie. Growing up my father had the movie but I was not allowed to watch it due to how scary it was. I still have yet seen the film so I have no idea if it is scary or if it’s something I could watch straight through.

Chris an famous actress is finishing filming in Georgetown. At first her and her daughter have a normal routine going, until a pounding starts happening. Events start to escalate and all are surrounded by Regan. Chris takes her to the best doctors around until the last ditch effort is to go to the church.

While reading this I didn’t really find it scary. After a while it was a chore to get through. I am one in few who found this not meeting the hype. I just can’t find myself to truly like the story. I’m just glad it’s over. I can cross it off my TBR list.

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