The Exorcist Author:William Peter Blatty The terror began so unobtrusively they might have forgotten all about it. Noises in Regan's room, and odd smell, misplaced furniture, and icy chill. Small annoyances for which Chris MacNeil, Regan's actress mother, easily found plausible explanations. — The Changes in 11 yr old Regan were so gradual, too, that Chris, busy filming a new picture di... more »d not recognize for some time how much her daughter's behavior had altered. And even when she did, the endless medicial tests that followed shed no light on Regan's symptoms, which grew increasingly severe and frightening. It was almost as if a different personality had invaded the girl. The very house thickened with the sense of an evil presence.« less
I have never read a scarier book. This classic story plays on the struggles between good and evil, stepping beyond the boundaries of our realm to reveal a darker side of life. William Peter Blatty captures the essence of demonic possession with such vivid clarity and tension, making every page turned an apprehensive moment for the reader. The story concludes on a scale that is beyond epic. I couldn't put this book down. A recommended read for anyone with an interest in the occult and spirituality.