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5.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely frightening (much more so than the film), 1 Sept. 2009
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This review is from: The Exorcist (Paperback)
Most people will know the story of The Exorcist from the much pulicised film of the early 1970's. Some consider it the most disturbing film ever whilst others seem to find it almost comedic in it's special effects and portrayal of demonic possession.

I would suggest that those who failed to be moved by the film will feel completely different if they read the book.

Somehow the innocence of the child and the pure evil and malevolance of the demon are so much more affecting in written rather than spoken word. At times it is difficult to make yourself turn another page for fear of what the next passage will bring and sleep doesn't always come easy afterwards.

For those with an interest in horror novels i cannot recommend this too highly. I would express a note of caution to some as it is genuinely frightening, but if that is what you look for in a horror story then this will not disappoint.

Just one gripe - there were an awful lot of spelling mistakes in the book; i don't know why that should be but it was not sufficient to down-mark the book in any way.
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Initial post: 9 Oct 2009 13:50:50 BDT
Yellow Duck says:
" . . an awful lot of spelling mistakes" What sort of spelling mistakes? If proof-readers use Word Spelling tools as replacements for their eyes, you'll end up with lots of "form"s that should be "from"s, "too"s that should be "to"s or "two"s etc. The first time (years ago) that I used MacWrite on a MacSE machine, I ran "aerospace" through the spellcheck. Unknown - but one of the "suggestions" (I kid you not!) was "horsewhips". Maybe shows that spellchecks are (partly) phonetic?
Good review. Please accept my helpful vote. I'll sleep with the lite or light on!
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