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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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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 willoam it’s startlingly subtle.

Legion by William Peter Blatty

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One by one the bizarre murders frustrate and torment Lt. A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? The mystery at the heart of the novel is good, and the supernatural elements are chilling, and they alone are what save LEGION from being elgion forgettable.

Blatty has written this sequel with admirable imagination and restrain, being sure to make it unique and not feel like a cynical cash-in and means of reminding people of his original classic.

And what drove me up the wall was the demon had just daddy issues. In a brief explanation- a LOT.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Parts of this book are incredible, parts rambling nonsense. A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.


I love Blatty’s prose and his existential ponderings through the beloved Detective Lieutenant Kinderman. A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Obviously Blatty would work religion into this book. Yet again the Gemini Killer’s mutilations are present. Aug 01, Luciana rated it it was amazing. 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. There’s almost a Rust Cohle-esque feel to Ki This is more or less a follow up to The Exorcist, and it’s actually a great deal better than The Exorcist.

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.

AJHD-K finally traces it back to a hospital and finds that the demon from the first book Pazuzu if I recall made a deal with the Gemeni killer’s soul.

I think I may have ran to the wrong direction Something Wicked This Way Comes. 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.

Also a brilliant movie. He reminds me of my dad, and that’s the biggest compliment I could pay anyone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The original book was excellent and deserves mention as one of the finest horror stories of all time. I really liked it, but since I loved The Excorcist so much, I have to compare it to that, and I’m sorry it does fall a little short.


Blatty’s writing style is effortless, easy to read, but it packs pster punch.

Stu Well I must say this was underwhelming. A series of horrible Washington, D.

But with Legion – incidentally I originally read this before the first novel – I found myself mostly surprised that I had blattu it so much the first time. Un One by one the bizarre murders frustrate and torment Lt. The dialogue of his mother-in-law, whom we meet in Kinderman’s home life, is even worse.

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Kindermanthe homicide detective from The Exorcist. Dec 04, Tony Gleeson rated it really liked it. After First Reading – 4 Stars William Peter Blatty is my favourite author, even though Pefer only read three of his books and liked merely two of them.

But Blatty delays the revelation of this simple yet murky plot by giving us: A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? It is NOT mysterious at all. And that is why I was very disappointed and aggravated. The Heretica theatrical sequel with which Blatty had no involvement who also panned the film as well. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition.