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Legion Paperback – Bargain Price, February 1, 2011
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The plot is simple (in fact, in 2004 it's almost cliched): Kinderman investigates a series of particularly gruesome torture murders occurring around Georgetown that are connected somehow to another series in San Francisco a decade before committed by the "Gemini" (obvious nod to the real "Zodiac.") The problem is, Gemini is dead. So who's doing this new series, and what does the psychiatric ward of hospital have to do with them? Through all this, Kinderman is battling with his faith, trying to reconcile his ideas of an omniscient, omnipotent, compassionate God with the horror of what goes on in the world on a daily basis.
The book is quite chilling throughout. A deeper analysis is called for, perhaps, but that would undercut some of the power of this book as it would give away far too much. Suffice it to say, Kinderman finds himself battling a creature he is coming to believe is not really quite human.Read more ›
"Legion" is both blessed and cursed. The description of the gruesome, supernatural nature of the murders is sure to send a chill up your spine. The descriptions of the catatonics is also effective. The story will then skew off on philosophical tangents that take the reader off the path of the story and soon he doesn't know why he is in a place that is seemingly unrelated to the plot.
The bottom line is this: In order to read the most brilliant parts of this book (and yes, there really are some brilliant parts here) you are also going to have to trudge through the superflous and boring passages as well. "Legion" is a good book with great parts, but perhaps with better editing, it could have been a great book, end of discussion.
A final note: In my opinion, the movie was better than the book. George C. Scott plays Kinderman and Brad Dourif plays Tommy Sunlight. Dourif's performance is especially noteworthy. The great dialogue is kept, almost verbatim, from the book. The boring parts are omitted and there are scenes that are not in the book.
The film based on this book "Exorcist 3" doesn't have the depth of the book and misses out entirely the tape recordings and the life story of James Vennamun but is quite a good film. It includes that famous one view corridor scene that builds and builds into one of the great horror moments ever.
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I really, reeeaaally wanted this to be a good sequel. At times it almost was. It did have parts that were promising and could have been so much more than they were, however those... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Erinn
Not what I expected. If you think this is going to be just like the movie, prepare to be disappointed. It's similar but not close at allPublished 23 days ago by m1keyby
Having read the Exorcist, I thought I would give this a read. Was a little disappointed.Published 4 months ago by A. Gonzales
This book, the sequel to "The Exorcist ", is not your typical horror story with blood and guts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pugmom
This is a pale cousin of The Exorcist bnecause the author meanders too much. I wished I had liked this book but it was too uneven and too short,Published 6 months ago by Jaime Contreras
I really loved the movie adaptation (The Exorcist III) when I was young, and did see it in the cinemas at least 3 times,
so it was with great expectation that I decided to see... Read more
just read the book. it's the true continuation, by the great peter blatty, of his masterpiece the exorcist. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kent L. Rockwell
A terrific follow up to "The Exorcist", this is the plot used for the movie "Exorcist 3"Published 6 months ago by Jonathan M
I love the movie and of course now I love the book, as a horror fan it doesn't get any betterPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer