Posts Tagged ‘Scary novel’

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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Anna dressed in blood”Anna Dresses in Blood”, I was thrilled when I read this name! It is a creepy name for a novel, but then horror novels should have something creepy  and scary about them 🙂

First time I read a novel about ghosts and I totally liked it, no I loved it. I don’t know how to describe the feeling, I got chills all over my body while reading it. Have you ever felt hair rise on the back of your neck when you listen some noise in empty house? Or did you ever felt that there is somebody looking at you or standing beside you when you are alone at room? In my childhood I have heard many stories about some haunted places or houses ( may be that is the reason why I am scared to be alone at nights 🙂 )

Among the ghost stories I have heard from my childhood I can relate many stories to this novel. One story goes like this-  There was a lady,every night who waited for taxi in a place where there were less vehicles and people at mid night. Poor taxi driver will stop when he sees this lady, feeling pity for her, he will give a ride to destined place. This  beautiful lady will start talking, taxi driver attracted to her beauty will keep talking too. But after certain time she will stop talking, when the driver will turn back or look at her face in mirror he will find a ugly, bleeding, scary face instead of beautiful face. Then next day people will find this taxi driver lying near some bush or tree, dead! That used to happen to every taxi driver who stopped for that lady. I was very scared after listening to this story for many months.

Now about this novel, Theseus Cassio kills ghosts. Not just any ghosts,only the ghosts that harm other people. Like I said in my story. He inherited this ability from his father who died mysteriously when Cas was seven. But he knows who killed his dad! After 10 years Cas comes to Thunder Bay, Ontario, with his mom in search of a ghost called Anna dressed in blood. Anna, as a young lady, who was murdered in 1958 and now she haunts the house in which she lived and kills everyone who dares to enter. But when Cas goes there she doesn’t do anything to him. Instead of killing her he is fascinated by her! It seems like for some reason she can’t harm him. But he has to face something which was waiting for him from a long time other than killing Anna. What is this problem? Will he kill Anna or start liking her? Will his mom and his friends will accept the fact that he is in love with a ghost? There is somebody killing out there other than Anna who is that?

This book is well written, spooky and scary. I wanted to give 5 starts then I felt in some places its slow so I ended up giving 4 instead.