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Raymond Chandler meets William Peter Blatty
on 14 October 2009
Having watched "Angel Heart" I was in two minds whether to read the source material, as indeed knowing the ending might spoil my enjoyment of the book. I'm so glad I did as its simply fantastic. The novel starts off in typical Chandleresque fashion but soon descends nightmarishly into something very different altogether.
50's Gumshoe Harry Angel is hired to find missing crooner Johnny Favourite, telling you anything else would be a crime, its original, unusual, exciting, tragic, funny and scary, & maybe even better than the film its based on, which incidentally is excellent too.
So If by chance you're looking for a horror novel and a hardboiled detective novel all rolled into one (and lets face it, who isn't?), check this 70's classic out - Excellent, I can't recommend this enough.