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William Peter Blatty’s director’s cut of “The Exorcist III” which was thought to be lost. its original title, this is the definitive cut of the film based on his novel ” Legion”. Written by: David Blackthorn After the events in the previous novel The Exorcist, Blatty brings Kinderman back for another well written tale. In my quest to find the ultimate horror novel, I gave William Peter Blatty, another sacred monster of the genre, a try. After all, his novel LEGION.

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The Exorcist III The detective protagonist is at a complete loss as to how to find the culprit. The part that was so amazing in the first film was the mood, the moments, the small things – and it’s carried on into this version.

He plays one of the pivotal roles in this story and the breakdown of this case with the leads towards the suspects in a mental asylum tests his character intensely and you can help but feel on edge throughout the book.

The police also find close by an elderly woman from a mental institution.

Leion, therein lies the rub. Yes you have to look past the fact that much of the “new” footage is old, bad quality and looks like it was ripped from an old VHS tape but that just leaves so much more to the imagination – much like the first version of the film did. Blztty actually think this was a much better structured and composed book than “Exorcist. That alone is a fright. I found it interesting and compelling, but the word …more It’s a densely written novel, and it doesn’t place all the answers out there on a plate.

To ask other readers questions about Legionplease sign up. Well, I just wish I had known this was the ride I was in for before I read. Having previously watched The Exorcist 3 and having LOVED it, I went into this book with a general idea of what I was getting into The Exorcist 3 is, of course, based on Legionbut that in no way dampened my reading experience. View all 8 comments. It was like a haunted house amusements ride that’s a total bore fest and you can’t wait to get out, pissed you actually spent blaatty on it, until the very end when it gets REALLY good but then the doors open and you’re outside again.


Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Could it be that all the victims have some connection to The Exorcist?

Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif. Jul 07, Lauren Mann rated it really liked it. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Full Cast and Crew. This leaves about 50 pages for Blatty to deliver a conclusion and he does. I always thought it was a mistake and wondered what the real ending was. But he saw a Creator in how a titlark a bird mentioned in the book-and its nesting habits used as an example by AJHD K built a highly complex nest with a teeny tiny brain and no experience.

One by one the bizarre murders frustrate and torment Lt. It had me questioning myself, faith, society, everything. Yes No Report this. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I do not, however, expect my friend Aileene – whom I encouraged to read this novel with me – to be as forgiving.

A sarcastic, yet deeply compassionate character that you can’t help but love through all of his blustering, or schmaltz as he likes to call it. WELL, sorry that Blatty can deliver something other than horror!!! Crichton had a B. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The Library at Mount Char. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That’s the problem here Please provide an email address. I would have given this five stars except for segments of introspection and Jungian philosophy filler. This case begins to take some strange twists and turns and it falls on Lieutenant Kinderman to solve the case. However, it falls down in two areas.

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

Kinderman’s investigations lead him to a mental asylum where there are a number of suspects, including a psychiatrist and one of petrr own patients. Edit Did You Know? Hostage legiion the Devil. Blatty appealed it to the Supreme Court which declined to hear the case; thus the lower court ruling stood that the list was editorial content, not objective factual content – and the Times had the right to exclude books from the list.

Why are two of the victims priests? Blatty tries really hard to downplay science, using certain scientific principles but then says things like blatyt does the eye manage to isolate a single image?

Wouldn’t be the same. Harsh statement I know The movie is actually much creepier, and I do wish the author would have done a particular reveal earlier on, but the pacing was still strong and hard to put down. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Pretty standard though workable fare.

There are many other things that are so wrong in this book too, to name one is: What Else is wrong with it: These blurbs are full of lies lies lies!