20 years after first being terrified beyond all reason by the movie, The Exorcist, it finally occurred to this book-lover, that, huh, maybe I should read the book. What a crazy notion. I mean, seriously, I’m someone who loves being scared, I love reading scary books, and I haven’t read The Exorcist??? Turns out that wasn’t as big a deal as I originally thought.
The Exorcist was written by Peter Blatty, and it was good. It was a fun read. It wasn’t nearly as scary as the movie. In fact, I’d go so far as to say this is one of the few cases in which the movie was better than the book. So, read it as you will. I certainly didn’t regret the time I spent on the book, but it just didn’t compare to the movie.