The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Posted: June 22, 2013 in Classic, Fiction, Horror
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The ExorcistI have never read a story like this before!  Its chilling and frightening.  Its been a long time I have read some real horror after Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This book is horrifying tale of week mind and demon. If you believe there is god, there is also demon for sure. There is always fight between good and evil. But for winning the evil there is always been sacrifices. Inspired by a reported case of exorcism of a child in 1949, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, published in 1971, is a novel about demonic terror.

 The story starts with the introduction of divorced and well-known actress, Chris McNeil and her daughter, Regan. Regan is taken over by an ancient demon that starts making frightening noises and weird actions as Regan shows psychological and physical change  acts of violence, outbursts, and precocious sexuality  for which neither doctors nor psychologists can’t explain. But they all  think that its becuase of parents divorce, she is taking things to heart. But in spite of all examinations and medicines for days no one knows whats wrong with Regan.

Mean while Jesuit priest and psychologist Damien Karrass is suffering inside. He has lost his faith, and he feels he can no longer minister to other troubled priests in the Order. And he also blames himself for the death of his mother which happened when he was not around. There is been a murder in actress’s house and police are suspicious about a lot of people.

More than horror its shocker. You will be really shocked by the way this story goes on. The actions and activities of possessed Regan, the war inside   Damien Karras’s mind about believing it as demon or psychic disorder is brilliant. I haven’t watched the movie adaption of this book. But I have watched a Bollywood movie which was based on this book.

It is a good read if you are a fan of horror novels . My rating:  4 out pf 5. I recommend this book to only those who can handle reading some real good horror books, otherwise it is really disturbing!

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