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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 mystery at the heart of the novel is good, and the supernatural elements are chilling, and they alone are what save LEGION from being utterly forgettable.

Hardcoverpages. 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.

LEGION by William Peter Blatty | Kirkus Reviews

A priest peer later murdered in a confessionalonce again bearing the mutilations distinctive of the apparently-deceased killer. A Head Full of Ghosts.

And boy did I enjoy the results. However, it falls down in two areas.


I’m struggling to think of a negative about this novel We may wlliam, ok we ALL do not but most of us, know about Relativity theory I guess such a topic isn’t for everyone, but you can enjoy both The Exorcist and Legion even if that’s not your style. Those who like their mysteries with a world weary detective, a bit of supernatural, and a grimdark tone, I highly recommend Legion.


The premise is more or less a common serial killer thriller. The Lottery and Other Stories. The Beginning Dominion: This article needs additional citations for verification.

The main character of Det. Well I must say this was underwhelming. Each joy was clouded by the knowledge it would end.

Legion by William Peter Blatty

The Gemini’s motive originally was to shame his father, a preacherwhom he hated. I’ve noticed that an underlying theme of all these Blatty books has been good vs evil, the presence or absence of God, and what this means for humanity.

A total waste of time to read. See 2 questions about Legion…. Trivia In an interview on the bonus features of the Collector’s Edition, Brad Dourif opens up saying the reason why Jason Miller was unavailable to reprise his role originally as Karras is because he was a severe alcoholic and had developed “wet brain”.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for mentally ill and A. After that marker, elgion finally had some decent content generated to actually write a worthy follow up to The Exorcist!!

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No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Or the more common quote on the incident, sometimes called the Gerasene Demoniacfrom The Gospel of Mark:. Many pages are devoted to the philosophical monologue of the main character about the meaning of life, death, and pain.

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review

He writes like an established poet and he understands “scary” even more than Stephen King. 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 only reason I gave this 2 star instead of the more appropriate 1 is that I did finish the book though I almost quit three times and there blattj a few brief moments of “Wait it’s getting better Blatty appealed it to the Supreme Court which declined to hear the case; thus the lower court ruling stood that the list was editorial content, not objective factual content – and the Times had the right to exclude books from the list.