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: Legion. This cut is also renamed Legion as that had also been Blatty’s original intent. Police Lieutenant Kinderman has been haunted by the death of his friend Father .

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But how can we have it when we know we’re going to die? The Gemini’s motive originally was to shame his father, a preacherwhom he hated. I will most likely read both of these Blatty novels again…soon. I really liked it, but since I loved The Excorcist so much, I have to compare it to that, and I’m sorry it does fall a little short. It’s a cool concept, but it makes the novel deliberately austere legiln.

Book Review : William Peter Blatty – Legion () — Dead End Follies

Let me go all William Peter Blatty and explain: Commencing on the 25th of August. As he follows the crime, he runs into a truly unsettling shock. The catch was, he’s been dead for many years. Siblings are cruel like that and my brother? Kinderman is such stellar character. Legion gets 5 stars out of 5 from me! William Blatty writes in such a unique way with his characters its places you directly into their minds and he makes you feel like you are that person.

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Lieutenant Kinderman is investigated a series of grisly murders.

William Peter Blatty ‘Legion’ Review

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. Obviously Blatty would work blatth into this book.

Ultimately, LEGION is a messy novel with a few good scenes and a couple of good chills, but not a novel I would recommend to anyone but Blatty completists or fans of Lt. NO, that’s not how it works. The name calling, the tone of his voice when he talks to her, warmth feeling cloaked me. Trivia A disclaimer at the beginning of the film explaining the difference in ,egion quality between some scenes reads as follows: He just has such a brilliant talent for evoking terrifying impulses whilst captivating you into believing every word of his writing.

That’s not a criticism; it’s essentially what “The Exorcist” was as well. Every now and then, things do start getting interesting and exciting – occasionally, though not often enough, even scary – but Blatty unceasingly halts these moments with completely unnecessary philosophical speculations which hardly make sense to a reader approaching this book with expectations implanted from the spellbinding first novel.

Edit Cast Credited cast: RIP for the author, he dished out some chilling stories.

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But I was wrong, there isn’t anything “simple” about what’s going on here. Although the supernatural aspect was a little overdone in this book, I still like it better than The Exorcist.

Having previously watched The Exorcist 3 and having LOVED it, I went into this book with a general idea of what I was getting into The Exorcist 3 is, of course, based on Legionbut that in legikn way dampened my reading experience.

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It’s funny that the strength of philosophy in Kinderman’s character and the storyline both upped and downed it. Many times the book makes a point of how “facts” confuse the truth which seems to be almost blatantly retarded to your legiln modern atheist with 27 years of additional scientific evidence for everything posited as one of these truth confusing “facts”.

Kinderman explains to Atkins his thoughts and musings of the whole case and how it relates to his problem of the concept bpatty evil. So I loved this. Well, we’re doing it.

Feb 24, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: I get what they’re trying to convey but often it feels like wasted pages to me. Could it be that all the victims have some connection to The Exorcist? Harsh statement I know It’s the feeling that you get when someone you absolutely detest is having a wonderful time without you.

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View all 9 comments. Brad Dourif makes for a disturbing villain, as he always does he basically played the same character in one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files — “Beyond the Sea,” which came out a few years after this. Does not keep the interest up. This is a verbose and rambling novel, with characters that are clearly intended to be captivatingly real but aren’t.