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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Lists with This Book. The Ninth Configuration He reminds me of my dad, and that’s the biggest compliment I could pay anyone. Thus death proved life.

More about William Peter Blatty. 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.

I had high hopes because I liked The Exorcist so much but this one blatth the same quality. And he asked him, “What is thy name?

Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name? The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. A total waste of time to read. Open Preview See a Problem?

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Oh, and love the stepback Oct 22, Missy myweereads rated it it was amazing. Who would expect a poetic theory to the question of God’s silence in the face of man’s cruelty to be found in a horror novel? The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Willam slayings have a blasphemous theme to them, such as a child crucified and a priest being headless.


After the events in the previous novel The Exorcist, Blatty brings Kinderman back for another well written tale: The Exorcist III Scott as Kinderman — but the end of the novel is both different from and, unexpectedly, worse than the movie’s.

Legion () – IMDb

And it really tried legino patience having to tolerate his constant ramblings which – to steal a phrase my buddy reader Aileene used – places speed bumps throughout the story.

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William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review

Want to Read saving…. You are commenting using your WordPress. Well, now I know. The premise is more or less a common serial killer thriller. Nothing like this Or this happened at all. Back to the review. RIP for the author, he dished out some chilling stories. Ever read a Lsgion Crichton book?

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. There’s almost a Rust Cohle-esque feel to Kinderman’s ruminations on the nature of God and the meaning of pain and legiob in the world. With an OverDrive account, you can hlatty your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

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Scott as Lieutenant Kinderman and Brad Dourif and Jason Miller alternating as Sunlight although the name Sunlight is not actually given to the character in the movie; he is referred to as simply “the man in Cell 11” or “Patient X”. The Lost City of Z.


Normally the book is far superior to the movie but the ending of Legion leaves much to be desired. The detective protagonist is at a complete loss as to how to find the culprit. Edit Details Official Sites: A series of horrible Washington, D. Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface.

At times he thought or said things that had nothing to do with what was taking place, more like mindless ramblings. In a brief explanation- a LOT. Thomas Kintry Grand L. I also wish it had tied in a little better with the plot. Perhaps disappointing is a better word? This is the tale of Father Merrin’s initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Once again, the pace moves very quickly, the story takes some intriguing turns, and I did find many of the philosophical ponderings to be of interest. I wonder how the ending was different?

Legion (Blatty novel) – Wikipedia

He wrote the novel The Exorcist and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award. Obviously Blatty would work religion into this book. That’s the problem here Afte After First Reading – 4 Stars William Peter Blatty is my favourite author, even though I’ve only read three of his books and liked merely two of them.