“I think I am giving this book 4 stars for originality .. well not that evil spirit stuff hasn't been tried before in the genre of horror writing.. But Blatty gets credit for making Jesuits, the cool guys. I also loved knowing about all the workings of Catholic Church, Georgetown University and also the things about exorcism. But on the other hand I blame Blatty for promoting superstition and promoting things like ESP and stuff as facts. He does the same in the second book, The Legion. So well... 4 stars for making this book scary and also for surprisingly good writing in many places. ”emberglow wrote this review Saturday, October 13, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“exciting.....keeps you on the edge on till the end.....MUST READ for all the horror fans and those interested in paranormal activities.”Eccentric80 wrote this review Wednesday, September 19, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is more than a tale of horror. It is about the eternal conflict between good and evil that takes place within every human being. ”poojapillai wrote this review Thursday, September 13, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read it at the tender age of 12!!!!.....At 24 it still haunts and scares the hell outta me....sometimes it e1 scares me in broad daylight..........”rajscorpio wrote this review Wednesday, September 12, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great one for the horror fans. Don't even try to compare this with the movie.”meanupam wrote this review Tuesday, September 11, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved the movie . . . I loved the book even more.”babette wrote this review Thursday, August 23, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As usual, the book is 100 times better than the movie. It's one of those instant classics!”stephanieann1983 wrote this review Tuesday, April 24, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book before the movie came out. One of the things I remember about reading this story was that my husband worked third shift at the time, so I was alone in the house when I read it. There was a point when I literally had to close the book and stop reading because I was so frightened. That has never happened before and since.
If anyone hasn't seen the movie - make sure you watch the Director's Cut - it gives you background on the film and a particular scene they cut out because they thought it would be too frightening for moviegoers to see. Believe me this scene was in the book, but excluded from the original theatrical release.
Has anyone who has read this book found another book just as scary? ”