The Exorcist ( both the nove and he seque, RIP Mr. Blatty) scared the hell out of me, pardon the pun.
I wa an English class where I had to rea a basic research paper on anything I wanted.
I didn ’ t hardly believe all this stuff; I just iked reading about it.
ll my research during that semester long assignment pointed to one book, Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans by Malachi Martin.
My dad happened to find a copy in some little secondhand bookstore, and when he sai the bookseller who it was for and why, the guy actually tried to kill him not to buy it.
Things happened in my college apartment I couldn ’ t understand.
I uess because it ’ s been on my mind lately, reading his ook, and then yesterday with the death of William Peter Blatty and this oddly timed report on Father Martin.
But time has a way of minimizing even the most frightening memories, and ooking back, I ’ m onvinced I was just sleep deprived and hormonal.
And for someone interested in the paranorma, it is, in act, fascinating.
If you look at the reviews, it eems the people who want the Lutz 's account rate it much higher than the people who don ’ .
It was mpossible for me to writ this simply as a work of fiction, and to review it, I ad to look at it from all angles.
As a whole, it 's sort of brilliant.Should you read it?