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Ed in silent isolationLieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people confronting a new enigma at every turn even as murders surface Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations Why are two of the victims priests Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago and suppose Parts of this book are incredible parts rambling nonsense In the first half of the book there is 1 page of story for every 5 pages of commentary on God Evolution Pain Therapy Modern Science Metaphysics Causality Etc all from the perspective of good old 1983 It s written strongly and laced with undertones of an exhausted father whose children just refuse to see the light despite all of the facts to the contrary Many times the book makes a point of how facts confuse the truth which seems to be almost blatantly retarded to your average modern atheist with 27 years of additional scientific evidence for everything posited as one of these truth confusing facts The storyline is entertaining but obvious The book is well written and the transitions from the rabbit trails which seem to be the reason for this book to the main storyline are cohesive and often times so rapid it s startlingly subtle You suddenly realize you re reading something you care aboutThis seems to be of a very loose tie in than a direct seuel to the Exorcist The writing style is a vast departure the detail paid to the story is much minimal nearly back burner to the platform for expounding his theories on the universe Even IF this book had picked up the day after The Exorcist and continued the exact same story just due to the way it s written it wouldn t feel the same Let me go all William Peter Blatty and explain What if Peter Jackson had directed Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers then suddenly died of an embolism and Return of the King was done under the exclusive creative control of Michael Bay Wouldn t be the sameI do not want to be wholly negative about this piece it s just disappointing if you re expecting what s promised on the cover This man clearly has a talent for writing and using minimal words to convey vivid imagery Do not expect to be scared by this book or if it starts to get uncomfortable at least know it s very likely the next five pages will be so senselessly unrelated to the story that any suspense you were feeling will be replaced by a uiet sigh and the uestion of when you can return to the book you thought you had purchased

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Jesus asked the man his name and he answered “Legion for we are many” Mark 59A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret A mysterious mental patient lock Every man that ever lived craved perfect happiness the detective poignantly reflected But how can we have it when we know we re going to die Each joy was clouded by the knowledge it would end And so nature had implanted in us a desire for something unattainable No It couldn t be It makes no sense Why this exception the detective reasoned It was nature making hunger when there wasn t any food We continue We go on Thus death proved lifeA young boy is found murdered and crucified on a pair of rowing oars a priest is decapitated in his confessional box Mutilations performed at these crime scenes suggest a serial killer from years before who had been previously shot and presumed dead although the body had never been recovered A police detective Lieutenant Kinderman investigates these crimes and ends up visiting a mental asylum where there are a couple of possible suspects and some connections to the exorcism of a certain Regan MacNeil began to formFirst of all William Peter Blatty is now one of my favourite authors The Exorcist is probably my favourite horror movie of all time alongside The Evil Dead and Sinister and is also one of my top books So when my buddy Cam Instagram handle is skipbassman you should follow him cos he s awesome told me that I should read these other Blatty books I was on board I ve noticed that an underlying theme of all these Blatty books has been good vs evil the presence or absence of God and what this means for humanity This is a topic that I ve always found very intriguing and one that I probably think a lot about myself I guess such a topic isn t for everyone but you can enjoy both The Exorcist and Legion even if that s not your styleHaving 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 Legion but that in no way dampened my reading experience Blatty s writing style is effortless easy to read but it packs a punch He likes to make you think As someone who loves serial killers and murder mysteries the storyline of Legion was a page turner for me He writes with such wit and humour Blatty has such an intelligent and uniue voice And Kinderman himself slow claps great character Just generally likeable and he s really cute with his wife which warms this girl s black heartThe links and tie ins to The Exorcist were pretty great it makes me want to reread that one again But on its own as a standalone novel Legion is brilliant I m struggling to think of a negative about this novel the only thing that comes to mind is a couple of dream seuences involving Kinderman but as a general rule of thumb dream seuences annoy me I get what they re trying to convey but often it feels like wasted pages to me I looked at other reviews on Goodreads which I always do when I finish a book and one of the major complaints was that it wasn t scary WELL sorry that Blatty can deliver something other than horror severe eye roll I hate when people go into a book by an author they ve read before expecting of the same NO that s not how it works That s like listening to a band and expecting the same song over and over again DUMB DUMBAnyway this girl is now a big fan of William Peter Blatty and I m now on the lookout for some of his books Legion gets 5 stars out of 5 from me July was an epic reading month

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Dly ended with the death of the killer Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense But than this it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing uestions of the human conditionThe answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist William Peter Blatty After First Reading 4 StarsWilliam Peter Blatty is my favourite author even though I ve only read three of his books and liked merely two of them He just has such a brilliant talent for evoking terrifying impulses whilst captivating you into believing every word of his writing He writes like an established poet and he understands scary even than Stephen King The Exorcist is his masterpiece but Legion the belated seuel is still a very scary very dark very memorable story After Second Reading 3 StarsI m wondering how to go about this I was honestly surprised and very disappointed that I did not enjoy this as much the second time around I found re reading The Exorcist a very rewarding experience affirming even further my love for that book But with Legion incidentally I originally read this before the first novel I found myself mostly surprised that I had loved it so much the first time I mean don t think for a second that the novel is bad That is definitely not the case Blatty has written this seuel with admirable imagination and restrain being sure to make it uniue and not feel like a cynical cash in and means of reminding people of his original classic The narration of this book has a very distinct voice that for better or worse makes this story its own thing While the prose is not uite as wonderful as Blatty s best work there are still some very sleek moments of writing But I just feel that the story as a whole does not live up to the reputation set by The Exorcist The premise is or less a common serial killer thriller The deaths mount up the victim s killed in increasingly imaginative and disgusting ways The detective protagonist is at a complete loss as to how to find the culprit Pretty standard though workable fare Except Blatty gives the concept his own spin and unfortunately I just don t think he hits the mark this time around Kinderman was even in The Exorcist slightly annoying with his meandering dialogue But as he was only a minor character he didn t have time to grate on the nerves In this book however he is the focal point of the entire narrative And it really tried my patience having to tolerate his constant ramblings which to steal a phrase my buddy reader Aileene used places speed bumps throughout the story Every now and then things do start getting interesting and exciting occasionally though not often enough even scary but Blatty unceasingly halts these moments with completely unnecessary philosophical speculations which hardly make sense to a reader approaching this book with expectations implanted from the spellbinding first novel In the end I still would say I liked this novel But I admit to being biased I just love Blatty s writing style as well as the Georgetown setting he evokes in these two novels I do not however expect my friend Aileene whom I encouraged to read this novel with me to be as forgiving And so at the end of the day I have to admit that I was still for the most part disappointed that I did not enjoy this half as much on reading it a second time On top of that I now have to put up with Aileene s wrath for choosing yet again a horror novel that did not end up being very scary P


10 thoughts on “Legion author William Peter Blatty

  1. says:

    PRE READWhen Ben asked me if I wanted to buddy read this scary as fck story naturally I said I think I may have ran to the wrong direction Commencing on the 25th of Augustlooks at Ben and mouths If I lose night sleepS you're in big t

  2. says:

    This book falls in one of my favorite genres – combination of horror and mystery I had started the novel with very high expectations Why sh

  3. says:

    Every man that ever lived craved perfect happiness the detective poignantly reflected But how can we have it when

  4. says:

    “We have every indication that he died of fright” As a coincidence I finally re read The Exorcist after than 15 years in December I followed this up in January with a re read been than 10 years of Legion the seuel that inspired the third flick Strangely William Peter Blatty took his last breath three days later RIP

  5. says:

    Parts of this book are incredible parts rambling nonsense In the first half of the book there is 1 page of story for every 5 pages of commentary on God Evolution Pain Therapy Modern Science Metaphysics Causality Etc all from the perspective of good old 1983 It's written strongly and laced with undertones of an exhausted

  6. says:

    A polished supernatural mystery with an easy reading style that keep the pages turning I would have given this five stars except for segments of introspection and Jungian philosophy filler This is concentrated at the start though and can be easily avoided unless it's your thingThis was also the basis for the movie The Exorcist III starring George C Scott heading an all star cast with an especially memorable appearance by

  7. says:

    This novel scared the beans out of me It had me uestioning myself faith society everything Not many books have had that type of impact on me

  8. says:

    Well I must say this was underwhelming Perhaps disappointing is a better word The original book was excellent and deserves mention a

  9. says:

    After First Reading 4 StarsWilliam Peter Blatty is my favourite author even though I've only read three of his books and liked merely two of them He just has such a brilliant talent for evoking terrifying impulses whilst captivating you into believing every word of his writing He writes like an established poet and he understands scary even than Stephen King The Exorcist is his masterpiece but Legion the bela

  10. says:

    The Exorcist scared the bejeebers out of me when I read it many years ago Legion was Blatty's seuel as opposed to the nons

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