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 Exorcist was amazing and deserves lots of applauds as it’s really one the finest and best horror stories of all time.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. If you enjoy dense, digressive prose done well, then you’ll like this. I really failed to see the point of that subplot. It takes itself far too seriously, both in the prose and in the protagonists overwhelmingly boring contemplations about life, science, and God. I love criminal psychology, serial killers, supernatural and the strange, this book delivers on all of these things and some. This is a verbose and rambling novel, with characters that are clearly intended to be captivatingly real but aren’t.

There’s a sad death here to hated to hear about, and the poor soul was offed in a horrible way.


Want to know what I know about science? Archived from the original on 28 September The links and tie-ins to The Exorcist were pretty great, it makes me want to reread that one again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is it an argument worth having? And then Kinderman comes face to face with a straitjacketed hospital inmate called “”Mr. He says this led to him sharing the role with Miller in the theatrical cut.

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The part that was so amazing in the first film was the mood, the moments, the small things – and it’s carried on into this version. Investigations lead Kinderman to the psychiatric wing of the hospital where his friend was slain. 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. The first pages were nothing but pure flatline. The true heart of this work lies with its main protagonist Lieutenant Kinderman, a Jewish man devoted to his family and friends whose calm demeanor is slowly being chipped away from his job.

The Heretica theatrical sequel with which Blatty had no involvement who also panned the film as well. This man clearly has a talent for writing and using minimal words to convey vivid imagery.

There’s almost a Rust Cohle-esque feel to Kinderman’s ruminations on the nature of God and the meaning of pain and suffering in the world. I kept thinking was he drunk or high while writing this?!

Legion by William Peter Blatty

Start your free trial. The story centers on Detective Kinderman, a real mensch, he reads books like Waiting for Godot, he questions the nature of God and why evil exists he loves old movies. It pulled me in from the first page and I ended up finishing it in one sitting.

Years after the loss of Father Damien Karras, Kinderman faces another troubling case. Blatty attempts the same thing here. Although the supernatural aspect was a little overdone in this book, I still like it better than The Exorcist.

Audible Download Audio Books. Only one teeny tiny problem as Blatty’s surrogate AJHD K attempts to fill us with God’s eternal love whilst cowering behind scientific terms- Blatty doesn’t have the background. I think I may have ran to the wrong direction Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer?


I bought Legion but I’m worried it might not be as good and ruin the exorcist for me. Gone are some sub-plots and even people from the original film and this version has definitely been de-Hollywootized and instead been Twin Peaksed But I just feel that the story as a whole does not live up to the reputation set by The Exorcist.

Still Kinderman is an intriguing detective and we do get some emotional scenes. The reason for these murders is because the long dead killer, the Gemini killer, has daddy issues and wants revenge and the evil force has scores to settle.

Well, now I know. Merrin’s initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith. Anyway, this girl is now a big fan of William Peter Blatty, and I’m now on the lookout for some more of his books.

The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist —William Peter Blatty.

The dialogue of his mother-in-law, whom we meet in Kinderman’s home life, is even worse. Aug 26, Emily Petit rated it liked it.

If you like the willliam genre and the crime fiction genre, you’ll very likely enjoy this novel. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Hardcoverpages. The book begins and ends with a mention of ‘Hurrah for Karamazov!

Blatty’s writing style is effortless, easy to read, but it packs a punch. No trivia or quizzes yet. He is investigating a series of bizarre murders, where one is more bizarre than leguon next. The Haunting of Hill House.