Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by book blogger extraordinaire, Renee at It’s Book Talk. She started this weekly feature as a way to highlight old favourites and read books that have already been published.
This week, I decided to focus on a book that had been in my TBR pile for a while, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. I don’t even think this book needs a synopsis or any other introduction; it is pretty much infamous.
I had kind of forgotten all about this book until I came across a Buzzfeed article a few weeks ago (right before Halloween) that discussed books that are ACTUALLY scary. At this point, I was looking for something to really get me into the Halloween mood so, I picked up a copy and started reading. I figured I had seen the movie, it was scary, of course, but how bad could the book be, especially since I already know what happens?
The answer is bad.
I had to read this one in the daylight and after a certain point, I would have to put it down. It totally creeped me out! Between the imagery and the obscene depictions, there were points in time I wanted to give up completely. Because of this, it took me over two weeks to get through the book- practically a lifetime- and I am sure it will take me even longer to get over it. This one gets under your skin.
A creepy Halloween read? Absolutely. It did the role it was meant to do. Would I read it again? Nope. Never.