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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Further victims soon follow, including one of Kinderman’s friends, Father Dyer from The Exorcistwho is slain in a hospital, his body drained of blood before being decapitated. Watching the movie was an epic experience too. He kept up his friendship with a priest who was a close friend of Damien Karras and who the lieutenant walked off with when that story closed its horrors.

In silliam book, however, he is the focal point of the entire narrative. Pete week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The last third of the novel struck me as disjointed and less than satisfying.

At times he thought or said things that had nothing to do with what was taking place, more like mindless ramblings. July was an epic reading month! This seems to be more of a very loose tie in than a direct sequel to the Exorcist.

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I’m struggling to think of a negative about this novel Upon finally gaining control of Karras’ body, the Gemini occasionally left it to possess the bodies of the patients suffering from senile dementia, and as they were in an open ward with access to the outside world, he could use them to go forth and commit murders.


Those who like their mysteries with a world weary detective, a bit of supernatural, and a grimdark tone, I highly recommend Legion. I do not want to be wholly negative about this piece, it’s just disappointing if you’re expecting what’s promised on the cover.

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He tells his partner that in the book The Brothers Karamazov, the brother Alyosha speaks to his friends about holding on to memories that help you keep your faith and belief in the goodness of the world. This article needs additional citations for verification. A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret?

The suspects are a long dead serial killer a near catatonic old lady a dying neurologist and a chauvinistic asshole of a psychiatrist.

Dec 04, Tony Gleeson rated it really liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! Edit Did You Know? Would however reccomend reading The Exorcist first before reading Legion. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. The movie, however, is still amazing, the second best movie in the series.

Whole scenes and conversations amount to nothing and go nowhere. A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But with Legion – incidentally I originally read this before the first novel – I blattyy myself mostly surprised that I had loved it so much the first time.

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Kinderman, the Homicide Detective was just If you enjoy dense, digressive prose done well, then you’ll like this. I followed this up in January with a re-read been more than 10 years of Legion, the sequel that inspired the third flick. Legion isn’t really ‘high art’, but it’s well written, entertaining, and cerebral. The dialogue of his mother-in-law, whom we meet in Kinderman’s home life, is even worse. When you start to find out what is really going on, you won’t be disappointed.


Of course, the novel is more in depth and boasts more characters.

Jun 18, Leslie Chivers rated it it was blwtty. The Exorcist III The catch was, he’s been dead for many years. Legiob, I just wish I had known this was the ride I was in for before I read.

The true heart of this work lies with its main protagonist Lieutenant Kinderman, a Jewish man devoted to his family and friends whose calm demeanor is slowly being chipped away from his job.

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Exorcist steps The Exorcist: Very excited actually because I have read The Exorcist many years ago. Those parts of the musings of AJHD K are liberally littered with Jewish sayings, banal ramblings and utterly obscure mumblings of AJHD K as he tries to convince the reader that he really does have wipliam modicum of true intellect.

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