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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
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May 18, 08


The film adaptation of this novel is one of my all-time favorite movies.

I hesitate to say the book is even better, but this is a fantastic book. Fans of the "The Exorcist" onscreen will find deeper explorations of the characters and the story's theological underpinnings.

While the movie "The Exorcist" doesn't delve as deeply into philosophy, I consider it the equal of this novel in quality. Director William Friedkin and co. tweak every minute element of sight and sound to deliver maximum suspense. It's a completely different experience from the novel, so I can't say the book is better.

The two are perfectly matched companion pieces that complement and enrich one another. Good stuff, y'all.
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message 1: by Christine (last edited May 08, 2009 03:11PM) (new) - added it

Christine I also love the movie and thought the book was well written. It scared the crap out of me and was hard to read when I was alone:)But I did finish it and loved it. I read it every few years.


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