In my opinion this book is scarier than the movie. It takes a lot for a book to actually scare me and this one did. I was afraid to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom when I was reading this. Ha Ha
I think The Assignment deserves to be tagged with this classic tale of possession, even if the demon in The Exorcist had no interest in *checks comparative notes* killing its enemies with giant time lasers.
(Also, nothing in The Exorcist is as cute or wonderful as Rom, but that's not the book's fault - that's just a hard bar to clear.)
If I had thought to keep my father‘s books, this would have been one - it was abuzz for years when I was a kid. One evening when my dad was out, I did a conceal and carry to my room to pull my first all nighter where #IReadThisTooYoung before getting caught with my contraband. The next day my ever-livin-lovin‘ father was at-a-loss and a bit albeit secretly, impressed. .
Day19 of #RiotGrams with #IReadThisTooYoung @BookRiot
Thanks for this! What a “novel” idea (pardon my pun)!
Uno dei rari casi in cui il film è superiore al libro.
Il film si sa, è una pietra miliare del genere horror che ha influenzato e continua ad influenzare la filmografia di genere.
Il romanzo, invece, si presenta come una storia raccontata con un linguaggio troppo semplice. con periodi, a volte, mal costruiti e personaggi che in fondo non lasciano il segno. Pensavo meglio.
I‘ve been drained lately 😴 My bed has won tough battles between itself and late night reading. But not tonight!
🤦🏼♀️ Picking a book when you‘re in a slump is torture...and I would like to send my apologies to all of the books I picked up and put back down... I‘ll be back, I promise!
Settled into this one for now.
I‘ve never seen this movie but have always heard it touted as the scariest movie of all time. I had high expectations going into the book. I was quite disturbed the first 25% or so, and even though it was quite disturbing throughout, it didn‘t scare me as much as I thought it would. Overall, I‘d give this 4⭐️. There was one thing that really bothered me (see below👇🏻for spoilers), but it was still a compelling read and I‘d recommend it.
Thank you @Marmie7 for the wonderful #halloweenhorrorswap package. I love everything! The books all look amazing, love the Funko Pop, the candle melts smell delicious, I have a slight obsession over fun socks, the towel is super cute, and candy (the zombie gummy is amazing)!! Thank you again for this wonderful package!
And thank you @TheReadingMermaid for organizing this swap.
“The terror drifted over Georgetown like the sun over a blind mans eyes.”
This is as good now as it was back when you could buy a new paperback for $1.75.
Happy Halloween! 🦇👻☠️🧙♀️🎃
I hope everyone has time to read something scary today!
1 - The Exorcist
2 - I finished 5. I read most of the first one in September but I'm counting it!
3 - Trick or Treating with my niece and nephew
4 - Travel!
5 - Pumpkin carving and roasted pumpkin seeds
1) Hand out candy. Love seeing little ones in costume!
2) Black cats!
3) Scary movie, the more people I‘m with the better. 😱
Favorite scary book is The Exorcist, even more terrifying than the movie. To this day I dislike ouija boards.
#LitsyClassics X (i know its a slight cheat but i did save it til Halloween month)
Actually an interesting read as it fleshed out the character of karras and the police officer kinderman. Merrin is a great character and id like more of his backstory.
I dragged my family on a very hot day 5 yrs ago whilst on our east coast tour to the Georgetown steps which caused a few angry comments but i can't find the photos so Robin Hoods bay will have to do.
This has been on my TBR for years. Thanks to motivation from #screamathon I finally read it.
William Blatty's writing scared the bejesus out of me! 😱 I saw the movie as a kid, but the book is much creepier.
Great writing. Great characters. Excellent read for this time of year.
A horror story that continues to stand the test of time. Even if you‘ve seen the film and know the plot, this book is a terrifyingly good read, taking you into dark areas of satanic practice and religion. The characters are so well defined, Lieutenant Kinderman in particular has a gem of a role as the police officer who likes to portray an image of bumbling but is completely ‘on the ball‘. And then there‘s Regan.... Brilliant! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In my part of the world it‘s 9pm, it‘s dark and I‘m on my own. Perfect conditions to start the tagged title. *Blood-curdling scream*
I just listened to a new podcast called "It Happened in Hollywood" about the making of the Exorcist. This has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid (youngest kid = very little adult supervision ??♀️), and finally read (and loved) the book a few years ago. And the podcast is so good! Check it out if you're a fan of the Exorcist!
Thanks for the tag @MidnightBookGirl
1. Horror. Stephen King all the way!
2. Punkin although it is close
3. Vampire witches! I will have hybrids because I cannot choose.
4. Haunted house
5. The Exorcist. Pea soup for all!
It's #TuesdayTidbits time! @JenlovesJT47
1. Thrillers. I love horror, but it's hard to find horror that features strong female characters. Lots of great female authors writing Thrillers too.
2. Apple pie! I like pumpkin pie okay, but one slice a year will do me.
3. Both, slight edge to my Witches!
4. 👻🏠 Haunted House!
5. I like both, but The Exorcist scares the living *bleep* out of me even after all this time.
My favorite Halloween read, 10th year I‘ve read it and just as scary as the first time. I had someone ask me what‘s so scary? Demon takes over a little girl nuf said.
More early Halloweenie reading (but my holds keep coming in!)
Held up better than expected, though the writing is unmistakably 1970s-male-author. Don't know why, but I was a bit taken aback that the priest was the main protagonist ("You have made her a contest between us!"). The language is foul and I gagged a bit toward the end - but then, would you be reading this without expecting something like Blair's pea soup? #early #screamathon
Lord, please forgive me for reading this. 🤮😈#skerry
It‘s horrifying what happens to Regan and I feel for Chris and how torturous it is for her trying to find an explanation for what is happening to her daughter.
But the pace is slow (until 3/4 through when the exorcism starts) and I didn‘t find the book particularly scary.
So it‘s the second time in 3 months our apartment building had to put us up in a hotel. The 1st time was because our apartment flooded from the walls AND ceiling. Now, because they accidentally cut our power. 🤦♀️
But at least I love staying in hotels. I‘ve been spending the morning reading The Exorcist. The movie never scared me because the imagery looked unreal, but the book actually creeped me out when I was up reading late last night.