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Dimiter by William Peter Blatty
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Jul 20, 10

bookshelves: horror
Read from July 08 to 20, 2010

This is not Blatty's best work. There are more twists and turns than an Ozark highway, and all those changes in direction can get to be a little confusing. I think it would have helped to sit down and take the whole book in one sitting ... but who has time for that?

The book does have Blatty's signature introspective, wry characters, and most of the writing is absolutely top notch. That said, I found the quick teaser lines at the end of many chapters to be clumsy author intrusions.

I loved the story, and I appreciate the twists, but didn't particularly like the wrap-up where it was all explained. I'm not sure how to describe what I didn't like about that without giving too much away.

Overall, despite what sounds like pretty harsh review, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to someday finding the time to reread it as I have his other books and, as I did with those, finding new and deeper meaning each time.
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